COVID-19: The Complete Guide for Funeral Directors and Embalmers


About the Course:

SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID–19, is a novel coronavirus that has become a worldwide pandemic. With no current vaccines for the disease and the continual increase in deaths, it is essential that funeral directors and embalmers take on a proactive approach to eliminate the spread of this virus in their profession. This comprehensive guide will allow the reader to format an action plan to create a safe work environment for the entire funeral home administration and the families it serves.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain what the COVID–19 virus is.
  • Give examples of why COVID turned into a worldwide pandemic. 
  • List the signs and symptoms of an individual infected with COVID. 
  • Formulate a plan to combat COVID and protect the funeral home administration.
  • Explain how COVID has changed the way we do a funeral service.
  • Actively adopt new personal protective procedures during funerals.
About the Author:
Stephen Born, CFSP, MBIE
, has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 20 years. He completed his postgraduate training at the Fountain National Academy (FNA), where he received his certification in postmortem advanced craniofacial reconstructive surgery. Stephen agreed to volunteer and deploy to the “Hot Spots” in New York City and Chicago to prepare COVID positive cases. He has embalmed a significant number of COVID cases since March 2020 and is honored to share his knowledgeable practices demonstrated through continuing education seminars, journals, course books, and webinars.