Covid 19 Advisory for New Jersey Cemeteries and Mortuaries
COVID-19 Advisory for New Jersey Cemeteries
On April 22nd the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judith Persichilli, signed
Executive Order 20-010 affecting the handling, memorialization and disposition of human remains during the COVID-19 emergency. Please find the
joint guidance from the Mortuary Science and Cemetery Boards to licensees of both Boards regarding the Directive and other applicable regulatory changes.
Situational Awareness Survey Update:
The Division of Consumer Affairs sincerely appreciates your cooperation in completing the situational awareness surveys. Until further notice you are not required to complete a survey. The Division is analyzing the data and will be sharing the survey results as soon as practicable.
The State Board of Mortuary Science of New Jersey was created in 1948. The Board’s mission is to regulate the practice of mortuary science through the enforcement of statutes and regulations that set forth the proper manner for the sanitary treatment, disinfection and preservation of the deceased. The Board strives to achieve these goals while, at the same time, respecting each family’s religious values and meeting the high standards established by regulations put in place by the New Jersey Department of Health regarding the handling of those who have passed away.