Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)




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The AGEG Board of Directors encourage all funeral service professionals to follow Federal and State orders, follow CDC guidance, and practice best practices. NOTE: Your local authorities and public health officials may have more stringent orders/mandates than what the CDC has recommended. In these cases, you should defer to your local officials.

As the situation is rapidly changing, we recommend you review the information below often. While we do our best to post guidance and information in real time, you should visit the links provided which will take you to the individual agency websites to ensure the most recent items

We encourage you to share all guidance and information immediately with your staff. There are numerous printable resources for your use in your funeral home and shared with your staff and the families you serve.

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"Embalming COVID-19: Infection Control and Storage"

Pierce Chemical's COO, Lance Ray and Dr. Jzyk Ennis, PhD have recently discussed what embalmers should be thinking about as they plan to handle their first case of COVID-19.  Dr. Ennis makes some great points and offers some new thoughts on the safe care of the deceased under these circumstances.  

CLICK HERE to view their article.


UPDATES IN SEPTEMBER

  • Governor Brian P. Kemp 
    • New Executive Orders
      • Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency in response to COVID-19
      • NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 - Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

  • Alabama Board of Funeral Service
    • Reminder: Emergency Rule Concerning the Embalming and Funeral Services for COVID-19 Remains

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:


  • CLICK HERE - Georgia Department of Economic Development



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