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Archive September 2020

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News You Can Use: September 25, 2020

News You Can Use:  9/25/2020 - Funeral directors are reminded to keep an ample stock of both PPE and cleaning supplies to avoid shortages in the event of another surge of COVID-19.  New cleaner added to list of proven disinfectants.  Two articles about grieving and funerals.  Need CEUs?  There's still time to earn 7 CEU with our home study course.  [Learn More]

News You Can Use: September 18, 2020

News You Can Use:  9/18/2020
In this issue we let you know that the death module in the EDRS/VIP system will be affected by an upgrade to the system. The VIEWS II component will be added at Tab 7 to improve accuracy of Cause of Death reporting. Also in this issue:
  • We include a room-capacity calculator to assist in determining how many people your facility can host;
  • Notify those who have registered for the Home-Study Course to check their email for the materials;
  • There is still time to register for the free course and earn 7 CEUs;
  • At least 10 COVID-19 cases have been linked to a Maine funeral and reception. 
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News You Can Use: September 11, 2020

MFDA News: Inside Edition for 09/11/2020 -- In this issue we remind you that travel regulations in Massachusetts are mandatory, not optional as in some other states. We also explain the complex process of burial on personal property in the Commonwealth.  [Learn More]

News You Can Use: September 04, 2020

This week we told you about the following: An Updated Burial Flag Application Available; Link to Latest Version; USPS Issues Could Affect Funeral Service; Here's How to Prepare; Suicide Guide in the Mail; Thank You to Members for Input; Hold Placed on Using Haas Hymns; Proper Mask Care Helps to Maintain Effectiveness; Reminder: Gathering Size at Funeral Homes Has Not Changed; Home-Study Course Now Available; Members Earn 7 CEUs for Free.  [Learn More]