COVID-19 Resources


OFDA Released Information:

COVID-19 Guidance for Protecting Against COVID-19- 6.23.2020

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

Cleveland Department of Public Health - New COVID-19 Guidelines for Death Certificates

Sub Registrar Information

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 Over the Internet

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

Certificate of Employment 

COVID-19 Liability Risk Notice

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 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.

Affordable Supply Company - Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer

Commercial Cutting - Protective Gowns

3D Industries - Face Shields

Hilton Funeral Supply - Gloves and other items

Kelco Supply Company - Body Bags

Laird Plastics - Face Shields

Rock Flower Paper - Face Masks

Royal of Akron - Body Bags: Contact Steven Capaldo at

RSM Medical Uniforms LLC: Contact Kathryn Walsh at

The Shamrock Companies - Tim Berry

Sparx Hockey - Face Shields

The Industry Source - Facemasks

TSSi - Facemasks - Body Bags


Webinars/On-Demand Programs

Bouncing Back After COVID-19: Strategies to Heal & Thrive in Life & Business

Use and Care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Funeral Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

OFDA Virtual Town Hall Meeting

You Got This! Practical Ways to Serve Families During COVID-19


State of Ohio Government Agencies:

Checklist for Avoiding Group Gatherings - Ohio Dept. of Health

Checklist for Businesses/Employers - Ohio Dept. of Health

COVID CareLine: A new, toll-free number and emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Governer of Ohio: Mike Dewine Website

Director's Stay Safe Ohio Order - April, 30, 2020

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

COVID-19 Signage for Businesses & Other Organizations Who Want to Use Them


National Funeral Directors Association:

NFDA COVID-19 Resources

Funeral Service Foundation - Grieving Alone & Together


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

Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment


Other Helpful Links:

Agencies or Organizations

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

United State Department of Labor

World Health Organization (WHO)


Funeral Home 

Employee Work From Home Guide

COVID-19 Signage for Businesses & Other Organizations Who Want to Use Them



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.


Grief Resources

Good Grief: access the podcasts, booklets, and other forthcoming materials at a webpage created for COVID-19

Remembering A Live COVID-19 Information Hub

Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic

Grieving Alone and Together by Dr. Sara Murphy,

The Healing Power Of Art - Part 1Part 2Part 3 by Elizabeth Lewis

Condolences in the Time of COVID-19 by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Writing to Heal Stress, Grief and Loss by Elizabeth Lewis

The Art of the Freeze by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Grieving a Coronavirus Death: Help for Special Circumstances by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Loss in a Pandemic: Nurturing Uncertainty with Self-Care by Dr. Sara Murphy

Healing Place Meditation by Elizabeth Lewis

Nurturing Hope in Difficult Times by Dr. Alan Wolfelt



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