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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. 

AGEG Members receive COVID-19 updates, AGEG News, and Obituary Notices via email.  As a reminder, be sure to check your spam or junk folders. Current members may update their contact information by visiting HERE and using the Update Your AGEG Membership Information form. 

Our 2021 membership form is available HERE. Emeritus members should complete a form each year.  Annual membership renewal forms are mailed to current members to the address on file.  

New Members and those that did not renew in 2020, should use the 2021 Membership Form found on our Membership page

Membership payments may be paid by check or credit card. For your convenience, AGEG now accepts online credit card payments.  


AGEG Events

SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR 2021 CLINIC - AUGUST 23-25, 2021 

Safeguarding the health of our attendees, sponsors, speakers, staff, and our communities is paramount to the AGEG Board of Directors. With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise and the phased vaccination plan in Georgia, the AGEG Board of Directors carefully considered all factors and made the decision to postpone the Annual Clinic for 2021 until August. We look forward to being together again and hope you will make your plans to join us in Forsyth, GA. 

Visit HERE for more information about this event.   

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Updated Funeral Service Professionals COVID-19 Vaccine Access

AGEG has confirmed with the Georgia Department of Public Health, as of 2-25-21, funeral home workers that come into direct contact with decedents are NOW INCLUDED in the Healthcare workers category. Visit HERE for NEW options for making vaccine appointments and recent vaccination information.  

UPDATES FOR THE LAST WEEK ARE INCLUDED BELOW. 
For more information and guidance, CLICK HERE to be redirected to AGEG's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page. 

GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Frequently Asked Questions - Feb. 25, 2021 - CLICK HERE
  • Governor Brian P. Kemp 
    • Executive Orders - Details specific for funeral service - CLICK HERE
      • Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on January 29, 2021, in response to COVID-19 - Feb. 26, 2021
      • Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19 - Feb. 26, 2021 
  • The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL)
    • Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval - Feb. 26, 2021 - CLICK HERE
    • NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators - Feb. 23, 2021 - CLICK HERE
COVID-19 VACCINE
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Allergies - Feb. 25, 2021 - CLICK HERE
    • What to Do if You Have an Allergic Reaction After Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine - Feb. 25, 2021 - CLICK HERE 
    • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - Feb. 25, 2021 - CLICK HERE
    • What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine - Feb. 23, 2021 - CLICK HERE
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    • FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine - Feb. 27, 2021 - CLICK HERE

      • COVID-19 Press Conference - February 25, 2021. In this press conference, it was reported:
        • With recent vaccine allocation updates the Biden administration has provided, there is confidence there will be a steady increase in Georgia’s allotment in the next several weeks. 
        • Georgia’s current vaccine eligibility will be expanding on March 8, 2021.
        • To avoid confusion regarding phases Georgia will not be using Phase 1A+ or 1B criteria for new expanding criteria. To ensure it is simple and easy to understand the Department of Public Health will be listing those who is currently eligible with the expanding criteria.
        • The Department of Public Health will continue to work with providers to ensure their criteria are up to date and will be followed in the administration of the vaccine. 
        • Georgia will continue to see more demand than vaccine supply. Appointments may continue to be hard to find and schedule. 
        • Georgians were encouraged to be patient.


      Press Conference 02/25/21

      Press Conference on Vaccine Distribution

      Posted by Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday, February 25, 2021

      Additional Updates You Need to Know from Georgia Agencies

      Georgia Bureau of Investigation - CLICK HERE

      Governor Brian Kemp - CLICK HERE
      • Executive Order
        • Renewing the State of Emergency regarding unlawful assemblage and the threat of violence and property damage - Feb. 08, 2021

      The State Office of Vital Records (Georgia DPH) - CLICK HERE
      • Vital Records wants to hear from you - Update to Disinter/Reinter form - Comment by February 26, 2021
      • Upcoming Events - March Office Hours and Webinars
      • Reminder - The Georgia Department of Public Health has made rule changes governing Vital Records and these forms: 
        • Permit for Disposition of Human Remains
        • Permit for Disinterment and Reinterment of Human Remains
        • Supplemental Death Form
        • Pronouncement of Death Form
        • Deputy Registrars for Disposition Permits

      Darren Ford, with Ford-Stewart Funeral Home and AGEG Vice President, reminds funeral home owners and staff to pay attention to what is occurring in your area. He urges everyone to remain diligent at your funeral home in protecting your vehicles and facility.

      "2 thieve spotted stealing van from Clayton County funeral home" By Eric Perry, Fox 5 Atlanta

      CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY (article included below)

      CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Clayton County police need help to find the man and woman seen on surveillance cameras stealing a van from a funeral home.

      "Don’t steal people's stuff. It’s like taking from a church almost. It’s a funeral home," funeral director Darren Ford said.

      The bold crime happened Saturday at the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home.

      "It’s usually under this carport," Ford said.

      Ford-Stewart Funeral Director Darren Ford said his team found the navy blue van missing Sunday morning when they came in for work.

      Ford wasn’t happy when they checked the surveillance cameras and saw what happened.

      "I was mad! We serve the public and the families in the area. That’s part of what we use to take flowers and things to their homes and cemeteries," Ford said.

      Ford’s dad has been in the funeral business for 60 years and the funeral home has been at this location for 23 years.

      The other funeral cars were locked in a garage.

      The van was left out because there was no room left.

      "You work hard for what you get and to see something stolen like that is just a bad situation," Ford said.

      Ford believes the two individuals might have been watching the funeral home for several days and points out the woman in the video has a distinct walk.

      Ford said this crime happened to church recently located only two miles away and fears the two might night be strangers to the area.

      "First Christian Church Jonesboro and I talked to the pastor this afternoon and their van was stolen about two to three weeks ago and it turned up stripped in Twiggs County," Ford said.

      Police believe this may be a similar case and are hopeful someone will come forward with answers.

      "Karma will get you. Don’t mess with God," Ford said.


      AGEG Classifieds

      NEED A DESK FOR THE OFFICE OR HOME?  

      Vickie Bowen Henry, wife of AGEG Member Reginald C. Henry, has a desk for you!  This solid walnut desk was purchased in 1964 to go in the arrangement office at my parent's funeral home so it has had very little use. It measures 42 inches wide and 75 inches deep with 6 drawers, however, one ledger is missing. This desk can be yours at not cost. You only need to pick it up.  Contact Vickie Bowen Henry today by calling 770-597-8042 (cell).


      Funeral Service Related Death Notices

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

      AGEG Advertising

      During this time of social distancing, AGEG understands the business of funeral service must go on. We want to help vendors reach our members. Take advantage of our advertising opportunities today.  

      AGEG Advertising Form

      Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.


      AGEG Career Center

      Have a job opening? Seeking a new opportunity?  
      Send details about your position or your resume
      (as a pdf) to the AGEG office via email to academyga@outlook.com.


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