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Coronavirus and the Deathcare Profession

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In our battle against the spread of the coronavirus, quick, reliable information is key. To help you get the information you need, ICCFA has started a Q&A forum where you can type in your COVID-19 related question below and we will go to the experts for the answer. The forum is open to ALL deathcare professionals — Funeral, Cemetery, Cremation and Suppliers.

Questions can range from can we have more than 10 people at a memorial service, how do the limitations on gatherings affect cemeteries, to what is the status of PPE suppliers in the deathcare community?

We will continuously update the Q&A post as a resource because chances are if you have a question, you aren’t the only one.

Funeral Directors to Get Top Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine

On October 2, 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the 2020 Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. As part of Phase 1a: High-Risk Workers in Health Care Facilities, the Committee included: morticians, funeral home workers and other deathcare professionals. This definition is an update from the preliminary draft framework that was issued last month which only specified mortician and funeral home workers as part of Phase 1a. The ICCFA successfully advocated to expand the definition to include “other deathcare professionals”, such as cemetery and crematory workers.

The National Academies Framework will guide the federal government’s process to develop an allocation prioritization for a COVID-19 vaccine once approved. The ICCFA will continue to work to ensure all deathcare workers are accounted for.

If you would like to view a pre-publication copy that covers Phase 1a, please click the button below.

If you have a question about COVID-19 and how it affects our profession, submit it here!

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