AGEG News


This section is updated frequently with information from AGEG and regulatory agencies. 
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Click HERE for information for funeral service regarding COVID-19. Recent updates are detailed below.

  • Governor Brian P. Kemp
    • New Executive Orders issued November 30, 2020
      • Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on October 30, 2020, in response to COVID-19
      • Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Returning to Work - Updated Nov. 27, 2020
    • What do funeral home workers need to know about handling decedents who had COVID-19? - Updated Nov. 10, 2020
    • Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons with Known or Suspected COVID-19 - Updated Nov. 2, 2020
    • COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Sector Response Planning - Updated Nov. 16, 2020
    • Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Funerals - Updated Nov. 20, 2020 
    • Considerations for Events and Gatherings - Updated Nov. 17, 2020 
    • Funeral Guidance for Individuals and Families - Updated Nov. 2, 2020 
    • FAQs for Medicolegal Death Investigators - Updated Nov. 2, 2020 
    • The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL)
      • NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators - Updated Oct. 30, 2020
      • Respirator Trusted-Source Information / Ancillary Respirator Information / Fit Test FAQs
      • Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval - Updated Nov. 5, 2020
      • FDA’s emergency use authorization list
      • FDA’s eligibility criteria for alternatives to N95 respirators
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation in the Workplace


    COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

    AGEG has advocated for funeral service professionals throughout the pandemic and with companies seeking emergency use authorization from the FDA for the COVID-19 vaccine, we are continuing to do so.  We have contacted Governor Kemp and Commissioner Toomey urging them to follow the NASEM framework and prioritize funeral directors with healthcare workers.  We will continue to closely monitor this situation and will provide updates as more information becomes available. 

    • 11-24-20: During Governor Kemp's press conference, he reported more details regarding the deployment of the vaccine will be announced in the coming days. We continue to advocate on your behalf and will continue to closely monitor announcements. We will provide updates upon any confirmation we receive regarding the vaccine deployment in Georgia in regards to funeral service professionals.
    • 11-30-20: In Governor Kemp's newest Executive Order, he authorized nurses and pharmacists to administer the pending COVID-19 vaccine, including in a drive-thru setting.
    • 12-1-20: The CDC will be meeting today regarding the pending COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  
    Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
    • Vaccines - Updated Nov. 25, 2020 - Click HERE
    • How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations - Updated Nov. 25, 2020 - Click HERE
    • 8 Things to Know about Vaccine Planning - Updated Nov. 20, 2020 - Click HERE
    • Different COVID-19 Vaccines - Updated Nov. 24, 2020 - Click HERE
    • Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines - Updated Nov. 23, 2020 -  Click HERE
    • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - Updated Nov. 24, 2020 - Click HERE
    Georgia Department of Public Health
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Georgia - November 6, 2020 - Click HERE


    License and Regulatory

    Click HERE for the licensing and regulatory resources and news for funeral service. Recent updates are detailed below.

    • Georgia Board of Funeral Service
    • Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    • Governor Brian P. Kemp
      • New Executive Order issued November 13, 2020
        • Renewing the State of Emergency originally issued on July 6, 2020, regarding unlawful assemblage
    • State of Georgia Office of Vital Records
      • December GAVERS Update: December 8th, 2020 - 6 pm EST until 9 pm EST
      • Upcoming Webinars: Disposition & Disinter/Reinter Process: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 10 - 11 a.m.


    Products & Services for Your Profession

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    Update Your Address Book

    Until further notice, AGEG's email address is now academyga@outlook.com. It is important AGEG Members have added academyga@outlook.com to their email address book to ensure you receive AGEG emails. As a reminder, check your email frequently, including spam/junk folder.  Thank you for your patience as the CFS team works to resolve the issues with the staff@ageg.org email address.  


    Funeral Service Related Death Notices

    To ensure AGEG members are notified in a timely manner, we respectfully request funeral service related death notifications be sent to the AGEG office via email to academyga@outlook.com. 


    Membership

    AGEG is the only association in Georgia that focuses on Embalmers! Our members are a great pool of information for embalmers across the state and the southeast. We offer specific training for your profession and opportunities for you to earn your Continuing Education Hours. 

    If you would like to join AGEG or need to renew your 2020 dues, click HERE. Emeritus members should complete a form each year. 

    2021 membership forms will be available in December and renewals will be due in January.  Renewals may be paid by check or credit card. We now accept credit card payments online.  To pay by credit, simply return the completed form to the AGEG office and an invoice will be sent to your email address which you can pay online with your card. 


    Career Center

    Do you have a job opening? Are you seeking a new opportunity?  Send your position or resume to academyga@outlook.com.  


    AGEG Events

    Save the Dates for 2021!  Click HERE for more information. 

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