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COVID-19 Updates Archive 2020

June 26 – Notice to the Profession: Expedited Death Response ends for LTC
(EDR – discontinued)
June 22 – BAO COVID-19 Safety Posters for funeral homes
June 16 – Notice to the Profession: COVID-19 Testing for Bereavement Staff
June 15 – BAO Attendance Guidance: Funerals & Visitations PDF /
Orientation sur le nombre de personnes autorisées : funérailles et visites
June 15 – Notice to the Profession: Expedited Death Response discontinued in hospitals (EDR – discontinued)
effective June 17
June 15 – Registrar rescinds prohibition on in-person witnessing at cremations
June 13 – Registrar’s Directive: Changes to funeral & visitation attendance /
BAO Attendance Guidance: Funerals & Visitations
June 10 – Registrar’s Directive: Drive-Thru Visitations
June 9 – Registrar’s Directive: 10 is still the max
May 26 – Registrar’s Directive: Organized groupings of visitors at funerals & visitations
May 23 – Notice to the Profession: Changes in Expedited Death Response (EDR) hours / PDF with legend (EDR – discontinued)
May 20 – Electronic signatures permitted by Government of Ontario
May 8 – Reminder: COVID-19 cemetery restrictions
May 4 – Sunday, Mother’s Day – Cemetery restrictions
April 30 – Notice to the Profession: COVID-19 Fees
April 22 – Addendum – Registrar’s Directive: In-Person Witnessing at Cremations Prohibited
April 21 – Registrar’s Directive: In-Person Witnessing at Cremations Prohibited
April 17 – Registrar’s blog – Tough changes for grieving families
April 15 – Chief Coroner MCOD & Other Updates
April 14 – Expedited Death Response (EDR) Plan begins today
April 14 – Coroner’s Documents to hospitals and LTC
April 12 – Expedited Death Response Process description
(EDR – discontinued)
April 11 – Registrar’s Reminder: To all Crematorium Operators
April 10 – Removals of Deceased from Hospitals & LTC Guide
(EDR – discontinued)
April 10 – Calling on former licensees
April 7 – BAO operating over Easter long weekend
April 7 – **Registrar’s Directive: 10 max at entire funeral home
April 6 – Ontario Government – Death Registration & Burial Permits
April 3-6 – More Qs&As for family and bereavement sector professionals
April 1 – BAO COVID-19 Q&A
April 1 – Registrar’s Update: Ministry of Health Guidance
March 28 – Registrar’s Directive – 10 MAX or LESS at funerals, visitations
March 27 – Registrar’s Notice to Muslim Community – COVID-19 PDF
March 27 – Guidance: Handling human remains – Mosque volunteers PDF
March 24 – Registrar’s Directive: Cemeteries open for interments
March 23 – Registrar’s Notice: Bereavement – Essential Workplaces
March 23 – Registrar’s Directives: COVID-19 – Max at funerals…
March 20 – Notice to the Profession: Interns available now
March 17 – RPF Extension for Funeral Establishment & Transfer Service Operators
March 17 – ALR Extension for Cemetery & Crematorium Operators
March 17 – Notice to the Profession: Guidance 2 on COVID-19
March 14 – Notice to the Profession: Guidance on COVID-19
Feb. 28 – BAO COVID-19 blog

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