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Archive March 2021

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News You Can Use: March 31, 2021

This week we provide a recap on the FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program and an update on capacity and services at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

News You Can Use: March 22, 2021

This week Governor Baker announced Step 1 of Phase IV could begin.  We broke down what that means for funeral establishments.  We covered points to consider if you are thinking about requiring employee COVID-19 vaccinations. We updated you on COVID-19 restrictions at both of the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemeteries — Agawam and Winchendon.  We also ask you to take a formaldehyde survey and provided information on the following:  Funeral reimbursement funding in the American Rescue Plan; the first human composting facility, which has opened in Seattle; the planned maintenance to the main morgue cooler at UMass Memorial Medical Center; and new contact information for the UMass Medical School Foundation.