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Hello Association Members, Welcome to the second half of 2022!!!  We have all been through a lot over the last couple of years. Covid and all the extra loss, pain and work associated with a Pandemic, hard worked legislative sessions, our first sponsored Certified Crematory Operators course presentation,  exponential growth of the WV Pre-need Funeral [...]

By |2022-06-26T18:38:15+00:00June 26th, 2022|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

December Association Updates

Happy Holiday Season Everyone!!  As everything becomes more hectic in our lives this time of year, it becomes even more busy around your Association office as well. As everyone knows the E.D.R.S. (DAVE system) has been proceeding along and the electronic death certificate system is now in the training stage.  Make sure you and your [...]

By |2021-12-01T13:59:36+00:00December 1st, 2021|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

Certified Crematory Operators Class

The WVFDCOA will be hosting a Certified Crematory Operators Course on February 2, 2022 at the WV Funeral Directors and Crematory Operators Association’s office conference room. This class will be from 8am to 5pm. Lunch will be included and participants will meet the 8-hour minimum of classroom instruction to obtain their certification. This class will [...]

By |2021-12-01T13:45:59+00:00December 1st, 2021|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

From the desk of Rob Kimes

Hello Members of the WVFDCOA, I hope this message finds you healthy and safe.  These last few months have been challenging and I hope to bring everyone up to speed on information the Association must share. Vaccine The COVID-19 vaccine has been at the forefront of this office’s business for the last couple months. About [...]

By |2021-01-29T18:44:49+00:00January 29th, 2021|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

Brave Act SIGNED!

January 05, 2021For Immediate Release: January 5, 2021 Brookfield, Wis. – After years of support from funeral service, thousands of phone calls and emails from funeral directors, and hundreds of Congressional meetings during the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Advocacy Summit, today President Donald Trump signed the BRAVE Act into law, assuring equitable funeral and burial [...]

By |2021-01-29T18:38:09+00:00January 29th, 2021|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

Arlington National Cemetery Update

Arlington National Cemetery announces a limited reopening to visitors on Wednesday, September 9 to allow gravesite visitations to our veterans and families laid to rest in these hallowed grounds. ANC will open to the public from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Face coverings will be mandatory to wear while on cemetery grounds and social distancing [...]

By |2020-09-14T16:20:50+00:00September 14th, 2020|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

Stimulus Checks to the Deceased

The U.S. government has run into a number of glitches in sending stimulus payments to Americans intended to ease the financial pain from the coronavirus, including money going to the wrong bank accounts. The latest hiccup: Some payments were sent to deceased taxpayers, which the IRS now says must be returned. It's unclear how many dead [...]

By |2020-05-12T17:01:08+00:00May 10th, 2020|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

CDC Issues Postmortem Coronavirus Guidance

NFDA has just received a document from the CDC outlining guidance for handling individuals who have died or are suspected to have died from COVID-19 (coronavirus). While the guidance focuses on collecting specimens and conducting autopsies for PUI, the CDC notes, “The guidance can be utilized by medical examiners, coroners, pathologists, [and] other workers involved in postmortem [...]

By |2020-03-31T04:18:57+00:00February 28th, 2020|Rob's Corner|0 Comments

Have You Checked Your Drivers License Lately?

The Department of Homeland Security reminds you that the upcoming REAL ID requirement and enforcement will start in a little more than seven months. Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or other acceptable forms of identification, such as a valid passport or U.S. [...]

By |2020-05-08T06:32:32+00:00February 20th, 2020|Rob's Corner|0 Comments