OGR COVID19 Resources

The Order of the Golden Rule staff recognizes the current COVID-19 situation and are monitoring for potential impacts on our members and supply partners.

Virtual Round Tables | Community Response | Financial ResourcesPPE Resources | Additional Resources


Join our weekly forum for real-time communication via OGR’s virtual round table each Friday. This informal discussion will be an opportunity for members to exchange ideas, share resources, and ask questions regarding COVID-19. Each session will be recorded if you’re unable to join live.

Virtual Round Table Information:

  • Next Virtual Round Table - early June, 2020 - Register as Member to be Notified (If you've already registered, no need to sign up again. It will be the same log-in.)            
  • Past Round Tables Click here to watch (member log in required)
  • OGR COVID Blog Posts
  • Recording of OGR's Round Table: 5 Things You Must Do NOW for Your Business to Survive COVID-19 with Dan Isard (Watch Now) 



 Handout for 5 Things You Must Do NOW for Your Business to Survive COVID-19

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Memorial Service Follow-Up Letter Template
After the coronavirus restrictions have lifted, do you have a plan in place for contacting families about scheduling a memorial service? OGR has created a template for you to email or mail to those you have served during COVID-19. Feel free to make it your own. Download now.

A Virtual Hug
A Virtual Hug allows friends and family to record a voice message of comfort along with a memory or two that your bereaved families can listen to again and again. While tribute walls on obituary pages and social media posts let families know virtually they’re not alone in their time of grief, a voice recording goes the extra step to connect with those grieving and is accessible to people of all ages.

How to Embalm with Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This video was not produced by OGR. The presenter is sharing his own information and opinions, not those of OGR.

  • Families First COVID-10 Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
  • Guidance for Funeral Directors: NFDA announced that the CDC released specific information about funerals to help funeral directors safely care for people who have died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The agency also gives direction on holding funeral or visitation services.
  • Website template: Templated notice for funeral homes to post on their website and social media pages to inform the public of their funeral home's policy in light of COVID-19 (OGR)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC’s resource page includes what you should know about the virus, situation updates, and information for travelers, businesses, and others. CDC has also issued guidance for mass gatherings and postmortem recommendations.
  • U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs: This COVID-19 emergency notification includes information on travel advisories, safe travel tips, and emergency contact information for citizens in China.
  • World Health OrganizationKey Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the Context of the Current COVID-19 Outbreak. This guide provides recommendations for risk assessment, connecting with local authorities in the event location, and specific action plans for COVID-19 disease, among other topics.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber’s “Understanding the Coronavirus” webinar, recorded on January 27 in partnership with CDC, discusses the impact of the virus on the private sector and what businesses should consider as they respond. 
  • U.S. Travel Association: Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19). This toolkit includes guidance for travelers, a guide for communicating healthy travel practices, and other resources.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 317-328-4569.

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