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)

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. 

  • August 11, 2022 - CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk - CLICK HERE
  • Infection Control - Postmortem Guidance - CLICK HERE

Georgia Department of Public Health

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

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

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.

Governor Brian P. Kemp

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

Additional State Resources

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

Additional Resources

  • 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

    AGEG provides COVID-19 information as a service to funeral service professionals.
    AGEG Members receive AGEG News emails directly with guidance, information and resources critical to their business during the pandemic. 
    If you are not an AGEG member and have found the information useful, we hope you will join.  Visit our Membership page for more information. 

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