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Archive June 2020

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Reopening Massachusetts - Phase II Begins - June 9, 2020

MFDA Inside Edition for June 9, 2020 -- This issue includes updates and reminders for funeral establishments with regard to reopening in Phase 2. It also includes information and guidance on:
  • Cemetery reopenings
  • capacity limitation, including information from the National Fire Protection Association
  • Best practices references from the CDC and OSHA
  • Massachusetts National Cemetery reopening
  • Funeral guidelines from the Archdiocese of Boston and Springfield Diocese
Other articles in this issue include:
  • An article on affirmations and ceremony ideas from Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • North Shore CC seeking faculty
  • New requirements for New York services
  • Information on dispose of computers, copiers and other tech
  • Gift card winner announced
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Reopening Massachusetts - Phase II Update - June 6, 2020

MFDA Inside Edition for Saturday, June 6, 2020 -- MFDA President Clarence R. Lyons shared the Funeral Service Best Practices document in advance of Phase II of the state's economic reopening plan. Lyons also expressed his thanks to the Baker Administration for recognition of the significance of funeral service, as well as to colleagues across the state for their work and continued dedication to service bereaved families.  [Learn More]

Reopening Massachusetts - Phase II Update - June 5, 2020

This issue of Inside Edition summarizes what we know in advance of Gov. Charlie Baker's Phase II reopening announcement expected June 6. It explains what is already known; what steps funeral home owners can be taking immediately to prepare for reopening next week; what MFDA is working on and the next steps for funeral service.  [Learn More]

COVID-19 Update - Phase II Reopening

Massachusetts Phase II opening for funeral establishments could come as soon as Monday, June 8th. Industry-specific standards and guidance will be forthcoming. MFDA released its guide on May 21. Other updates include the closure of the Surge Center in Fitchburg and a new phone number for the Worcester Social Security Office. [Learn More]