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.