The TFDA office continues to monitor information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Information will be updated as it becomes available.

3/31/21 - FEMA Presents the Facts on Funeral Funding - April 1, 2021 - Noon - Read more.

11/9/20 - NFDA Updated COVID-19 Guidance.  Read more

9/17/20 - Governor Abbott Expands Capacity for Certain Services in Texas - Read more

7/2/20 - Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement...Read more. See Amended Disaster Proclamation here

5/22/20 - CDC Guidance on Reopening America (Postmortem info on page 7). Read more.

5/6/20 - Governor Abbott issues Executive Order to expand the openings of certain business and activities.  Read more here.

5/4/20 - Updated Funeral Service Commission Guidance.  Click here to download.

4/28/20 - Governor Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, issued the "Open Texas Report" Monday.  Click here to download the report.

                The Governor also issued "Guidance for Churches and Houses of Worship, which includes funerals.  Read more here.


4/7/20 - Texas Funeral Service Commission Recommendations for Funeral Practitioners during the COVID-19 Outbreak - Read here

4/2/20 - Template of Letter to Local Officials - Download here  Also available in PDF

3/31/20 - Most recent Executive Order - Governor Abbott - Read here

3/31/20 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Read here

3/26/20 - Letter to Governor Abbott requesting temporary suspension of state and local cremation permits.  Read letter here

3/23/2020 - Recommendations of the Texas Funeral Directors Association to Facilitate the Transfer of Deceased Patients from Nursing Homes/Long Term Care Facilities and Hospice Houses - Read more here

3/19/2020 - Mortuary Service Workers Considered Part of Critical Infrastructure Workforce - Read more here

3/19/2020 - Governor Abbott implements Statewide restrictions on gatherings of 10 or more - Executive Order 031920.pdf

TFDA continues to monitor information concerning COVID-19.  The CDC has released "Practical COVID-19 Guidance for Funeral Directors" Click here to download.

Recently, the CDC has also published “Interim Guidance for Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19, February 2020”.  Click here to download. 

CDC Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Death.  Click here to download 

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