Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

We continue to monitor federal, state, and other agencies for new or revised information and guidance.

The AGEG Board of Directors encourage all funeral service professionals to follow best practices and COVID-19 guidance. 
It is important to share guidance and information with your fellow funeral home staff as it becomes available so you may
continue to safely serve your families and community. 

AGEG members are updated by email and this page is updated as guidance and information becomes available.  

Guidance and Information

The links will take you directly to the individual websites to ensure the most accurate and timely information is accessible.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • What You Should Know About the Possibility of COVID-19 Illness After Vaccination - June 23, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination - June 21, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • COVID-19 Vaccines Are Free to the Public- June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • About COVID-19 Vaccines - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Your COVID-19 Vaccination - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Specific Groups of People - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - June 19, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children - June 18, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 - June 17, 2022 - CLICK HERE

    Georgia Department of Public Health

    CLICK HERE to be redirected to Georgia Department of Public Health's website. 

    CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older
    and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. 

    For more information about COVID-19 vaccine for children, visit the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens.

    UPDATED - COVID-19 Funeral and Mortuary Science Guidance - March 7, 2022

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

    Click to open and close the drop down windows below for more information. 

    Georgia State Office of Vital Records

    CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Georgia State Office of Vital Record's website. 

    Guidance from the State Registrar - COVID-19 Death Certificate Amendments - August 25, 2021 

    • To amend a death certificate to add “COVID-19” the certifying physician, medical examiner, or coroner must submit a written request detailing the changes needed, along with at least one piece of evidence from an official source, such as a positive lab test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), or a medical record clearly stating the diagnosis of COVID-19. 
      • All requests should be e-mailed to along with the scanned documentation. 
      • If e-mail is not an option, the request can be mailed to the State Office of Vital Records at this address:
        State Office of Vital Records, 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30349
    • NOTE: This requirement to submit medical evidence does not apply if fixing a simple spelling mistake, like “COIVD-19” to “COVID-19” or when updating a pending death certificate that did not previously have a cause of death.

    Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths - May 7, 2020CLICK HERE

    Governor Brian P. Kemp

    CLICK HERE to be redirected to Governor Brian P. Kemp's website.

    Additional State Resources

    • COVID-19: State Services in GeorgiaCLICK HERE
    • Georgia Department of Economic Development - CLICK HERE

    Federal & International Resources

    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - CLICK HERE
    • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) - CLICK HERE
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - CLICK HERE
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)CLICK HERE
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)CLICK HERE
    • The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) - CLICK HERE
      • Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval - CLICK HERE
      • The Respiratory Protection Information Trusted Source - CLICK HERE

      AGEG provides COVID-19 information as a service to funeral service professionals.
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