Archive May 2021
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May 29th Reopening Q&A: What Funeral Directors Need to Know
As you know, tomorrow Massachusetts will lift all remaining COVID-19 industry restrictions throughout the state. Effective Saturday, May 29, all industries will be permitted to open with the exception of remaining face-covering requirements. In most cases, all mask restrictions will be lifted, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries. The gathering limits will be rescinded.
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News You Can Use: May 25, 2021
This week issue we let you know that the Baker Administration has file legislation to overhaul the Division of Professional Licensure. Other news includes: A message from the Massachusetts National Cemetery; New protocols from the Archdiocese of Boston; Information about monthly OSHA On-Call sessions; Notice that FEMA has created an FAQ specifically for funeral directors; and Provisional 2020 death data from the CDC.
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News You Can Use: May 18, 2021
Governor Baker to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions as of May 29, 2021. What does this mean for funeral service?
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News You Can Use: May 14, 2021
This week we share the Department of Transitional Assistance Indigent Funeral and Vendor Data Report. Also discussed this week: A notice from FEMA regarding calls to funeral homes; An update on the mask mandate for Massachusetts; Information about companies allowing people to opt-out of advertising around Mother's Day and Father's Day; and an article about the importance of holding a funeral, even late.
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News You Can Use: May 7, 2021
This week we answer questions about what you need to do each time you hire a Type 6 funeral director or a Type 6 leaves your employ. We also discuss: An article from Grief Psychologist Dr. Jason Troyer on "The Professional Black Sheep"; An update on military records requests; the most recent FEMA Funeral Assistance data; updated protocols for Brooksby Village Chapel; and a story on parental grief & Mary Lincoln.
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News You Can Use: April 30, 2021
This week we answer questions about what to do when there are "surplus" funds left in a preneed account. We also share: The Governor’s timeline for fully reopening Massachusetts; FEMA Application data & links to information translated into American Sign Language (ASL); and A reminder that FEMA will not ask funeral homes for information to complete reimbursement applications.
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