Covid 19 Advisory for
New Jersey Cemeteries and Mortuaries
On August 22nd the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judith Persichilli, revised Executive Directive 20-010 which affects the handling, memorialization and disposition of human remains during the COVID-19 emergency. Please find
revised joint guidance from the Mortuary Science and Cemetery Boards to licensees of both Boards regarding revisions to the Directive and other applicable regulatory changes.
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.