COVID-19: Graveside Recommendations (3/19/20)

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The CDC has published general and interim guidance for businesses to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.

With limited supplies of disinfectants and protective gear in many areas, NCBVA – with unanimous approval from its Board of Directors and member businesses Doric, Eagle, Trigard, and Wilbert Funeral Services Inc -- recommends that all members immediately discontinue the use of the following items, and any other similar items, due to inability to easily disinfect and to enable social distancing:

  • Lap blankets,
  • Water cooler service,
  • Chairs and chair covers, and
  • Tent sidewalls

NCBVA recommends these items in addition to any and all standard preventive measures such as hand washing, staying home when sick, safe distancing, as well as any state or local limitations on gatherings, etc.

Lastly, here is a link to a corona virus dashboard that shows some stats that you may find helpful. Thank you for understanding. While this may seem as an inconvenience, it is our fiduciary duty to help protect all those we come in contact with as well as ourselves. We want to make sure we continue to help funeral directors, cemeteries, the families they serve, as well as all those in the community, in a safe and effective manner.


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NCBVA Board of Directors

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The NCBVA is looking for individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Members will serve on a sub-committee and participate in conference calls and occasional meetings. Applicants must be a current NCBVA member. Interested in applying? Submit your information now.

  • 2021 open spots: 3-year term (1) + 1-year term (1) with option of extending for an additional 2-3 years.

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