OFDA Released Information:
COVID-19 Death Care: Guidance for Funeral Directors and Embalmers: Guidance is based on recommendations from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ohio Department of Health. - Update 6.23.2020
Updated Recommendation Ohio Funeral Directors Association Urges Member Funeral Homes To Follow Best Practices In Response To Covid 19 - 05.27.2020
COVID-19 Death Care: Guidance for Hospitals Prisons Hospice Long Term Care and Nursing Facilities: Guidance is based on recommendations from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ohio Department of Health. - 4/20/2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Bulletin Update - 3.13.2020
A message from OFDA President, Gary M. Burr, CFSP
OFDA Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
OFDA suggests that funeral homes contact their local EMA to communicate the need for PPE and make an official request. You can find the full Ohio County Emergency Management Directory here.
OFDA encourages our members to contact their preferred vendors first, but if products are unavailable to utilize the list of providers below.
OFDA does not endorse any of the below PPE providers. Our legal counsel has reviewed this information and while they see no obvious concerns, each funeral home should judge with caution their interaction with any companies over the internet especially in times such as these.
Royal of Akron - Body Bags: Contact Steven Capaldo at firstname.lastname@example.org
RSM Medical Uniforms LLC: Contact Kathryn Walsh at email@example.com
Use and Care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Funeral Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic
State of Ohio Government Agencies:
COVID CareLine: A new, toll-free number and emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
ODJFS Provides Common WARN Number to Speed Processing of COVID-19-Related Unemployment Benefits - Ohio Dept. of Jobs and Family Services
National Funeral Directors Association:
International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
COVID-19 Printable Handouts and Posters provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Other Helpful Links:
Agencies or Organizations
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting