NEW YORK — The National Funeral Directors Association says relief could be on the way for funeral directors in New York City exhausted by the coronavirus outbreak — if Gov. Andrew Cuomo will let them.
The NFDA tweeted it has hundreds of funeral directors lined up to travel to New York and “ensure the dead are buried with dignity.”
The one thing holding them back: Funeral directors licenses are state-specific, so undertakers and embalmers can’t work across state lines.
The association says Cuomo would have to sign an executive order granting license reciprocity for funeral directors and embalmers and that a proposal has been sent to the governor.
2/ No one wants their loved one to be left on a refrigerated truck waiting to be buried.— Nat'l Funeral Directors Assoc. (@NFDA) April 7, 2020
We need your @NYGovCuomo to sign an executive order granting license reciprocity for funeral directors and embalmers. A proposal is on his desk.
We are ready and waiting to help!