This information sheet presents the interim recommendations of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) regarding the preventive and protective measures to be taken by funeral services businesses (FSBs) that must take charge of the bodies of deceased persons whose death was attributable to COVID-19 as the primary cause or a contributing cause.
The name of the disease is COVID-19, but the virus has been identified as SRAS-CoV-2. The information presented in this document will be adjusted to reflect the evolution of the pandemic and the progression of knowledge in this area.
COVID-19 is included under Schedule 1 of the Regulation respecting the application of the Funeral Operations Act (CQLR), chapter A-5.02, r.1. It is important to...