Latest Information and Resources
SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH 2020:
Governor Cuomo signed an executive order mandating all essential businesses require employees to wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27 2020:
Executive Order Number 202 (View Here), declaring a state of emergency for the entire state of NY. Section 307(1) authorizes the suspension of ink signatures on documents and forms authorizing funeral services.
AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 27 2020:
Governor Cuomo releases executive order allowing electronic signatures
AS OF MONDAY, MARCH 23 2020:
Attorney General James urges New Yorkers to Follow New York State Funeral Guidelines. View Here
AS OF SUNDAY, MARCH 22 2020:
New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFD) has confirmation from the Governor's office that the immediate family may gather at a funeral home for private viewing/service. Immediate family should be limited to as few as possible and should maintain social distancing.
The Department of Health (DOES) recommends that disposition take place now, but if there is proper storage available and the family wishes to wait that is allowable.
New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFD) has been advised by the Cemetery Association that family members may still be present at committals and graveside services after the Executive Order takes effect on Sunday at 8pm.
NYS Governor Cuomo's Executive Order - specifically regarding notaries: As part of the Governor’s efforts to keep essential business activity flowing, he issues a revised approach to obtaining notary signatures where required. The excerpt of the executive order outlining the temporary, revised can be found Here
It's time's like these when we have to remember that the opposite of fear is faith. The Jerusalem Memorial Chapels family is committed to responsively responding to the needs of the communities we are privileged to serve.
Together we will all get through this. Please be safe.
Jewish Funeral Director and Owner