COVID-19 Resources


OFDA Released Information:

Recommendations of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association to Facilitate the Transfer of Deceased Patients from Hospital Facilities - Updated 4.7.2020

Updated Recommendation: Ohio Funeral Directors Association Urges Member Funeral Homes to Follow Best Practices in Response to COVID-19 - 3.30.2020

Recommendations of OFDA to Facilitate the Transfer of Deceased Patients from Nursing Homes Long Term Care and Hospice Facilities  - 3.25.2020

Resources to Help Onboard Physicians to EDRS

OFDA Press Release (please share with your media outlets) - 3.18.2020

Q & A on Conducting Funerals in Ohio During the COVID-19 Pandemic - 3.18.2020

eAlert Regarding COVID-19 Resources and Information - 3.17.2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Bulletin Update - 3.13.2020
A message from OFDA President, Gary M. Burr, CFSP

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Deathcare Workers and Employers - 2.27.2020


OFDA Forms

Authorization to Conduct ID By Photo Due to COVID-19

Authorization to Broadcast Funeral Service on Funeral Home Website

Authorization for Viewing of Unembalmed Remains of a COVID-19 Case

Certificate of Employment 

Direction to Record Funeral Service


OFDA Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

A Strategy for Optimizing Your Supply of N95 Respirators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cleaning And Disinfection Of Reusable Personal Protective Equipment

Strategies For Optimizing Your Supply Of Facemasks During The COVID-19 Pandemic

PPE Conservation


PPE Resources

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.

3D Industries - Face Shields

Sparx Hockey - Face Shields


State of Ohio Government Agencies:

Checklist for Avoiding Group Gatherings - Ohio Dept. of Health

Checklist for Businesses/Employers - Ohio Dept. of Health

Governer of Ohio: Mike Dewine Website

Official Director's Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings - March 12, 2020

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Website

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:

NFDA COVID-19 Resources


International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association

ICCFA COVID-19 Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Main Website

COVID-19 Printable Handouts and Posters provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready


Other Helpful Links:

Agencies or Organizations

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

United State Department of Labor

World Health Organization (WHO)


Funeral Home 

Employee Work From Home Guide



Ceremonies to Celebrate Together from Afar - Insight Institute



COVID-19 Suggested Safe Practices - Embalming Protocols - The Dodge Company

How to Embalm with Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Professional Embalmers Assoc.



COVID-19 Suggested Safe Practices - Removal and Transfer - The Dodge Company