With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, we felt it was important to let you know the measures we are taking. The health and safety of our community including the families we serve and our employees is our top priority. We want to assure you that we are being diligent to take proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness. We are closely monitoring and following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements, along with SC DHEC. The following measures have been implemented to minimize the risk of spreading any illness:
Hand sanitizer has been placed at entrances.
We are using EPA approved cleaning and disinfecting products to clean our chapels, visitation rooms and restrooms before and after each service with particular attention to high touch areas like doorknobs, faucets, chairs and other communal areas.
In an effort to minimize direct contact, we ask that you consider avoiding shaking hands or physical contact.
Direct Eye Contact, Loving Words, and a Warm Smile can be as meaningful to the families as a traditional handshake or hug, especially during these difficult times.
We encourage you to share a memory, or send condolences for the family on our website - www.bpafuneralhome.com.
We request that guests who are experiencing any cold or respiratory symptoms, have traveled or had contact with someone who has travelled to a high risk area inside or outside of the United States in the recent weeks, please refrain from visiting the funeral home at this time.
We are working with families to offer alternatives to large gatherings such as virtual streaming, outside memorials with more space, or private services.
On March 17th Governor Henry McMaster issued a series of orders for the state, including prohibiting events of 50 people or more. We must do our due diligence to ensure we are doing all we can to minimize the spread of COVID-19. With that being said, we are required to limit services and visitations to 50 people. Please continue to leave words of encouragement for family members on our website.
As always, we will continue to serve each family with respect, dignity, and compassion.
It is our prayer that each of you stay safe and protected during this difficult time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 843-332-6531.