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News You Can Use: December 1, 2020
The Supreme Court ruling does not appear to affect Massachusetts guidance for houses of worship. Gov. Baker does not foresee more state restrictions at this time. This week we also shared a link to our information about contact tracing and exposure for funeral establishments; shared a link to our information about COVID-19 testing sites. We informed you that R.I. has temporarily banned indoor funeral services; reminded you that some mourners coming to MA for a funeral may be exempt from the travel restrictions; and provided information about requesting USAF military honors for some areas of Western Mass. [Learn More]
Happy Thanksgiving - Today, we take a moment for the Funeral Director's Annual Thanksgiving Prayer. We also take this time to remember nearly 50 MFDA members, their family members, and friends of the Massachusetts Funeral Service Community who were honored on October 22nd during the annual Service of Remembrance during NFDA's virtual convention. [Learn More]
News You Can Use: November 24, 2020
This week we address the question of processing fetal deaths in EDRS. We also outline: Your responsibilities regarding unclaimed cremated remains; Other options for finding military records when obtaining personnel records from the VA's National Personnel Records Center are delayed; Upcoming OSHA training options; and New messaging from the state about wearing masks. [Learn More]