A notice to our families
At Davenport Funeral Home, our main priority is the health and well-being of our families, guests, and our staff. As more information about COVID-19 is revealed, we continue to change our practices to best serve our community in the safest manner possible. We are vigilant with information that is released from the State and Federal Governments and health organizations.
We understand that this is a difficult situation, especially adding the loss of a loved one. Although it is not ideal, we feel as though we must limit services and viewings to immediate family at this time, with a limit of no more than 20 people. SC Governor Henry McMaster, along with the CDC have both recommended that gatherings not exceed 10 people in order to reduce transmission of COVID-19. We are doing our best to comply with recommendations from these officials while also trying to serve the needs of our community. We ask that you respect these provisions that we have put in to place for both ours and the community’s safety. Families will be able to plan a public service at a later date, if they choose to do so, once these restrictions have been lifted.
We ask that those that fall into the higher-risk category and those that are not feeling well to stay home. We request that those in attendance practice proper social distancing – remaining approximately six feet away from one another, utilize hand sanitizer and hand washing, and encourage the use of masks as per the CDC recommendations. Condolences may be left for the family via our website, sent by mail, or by phone.
For families that are needing to make funeral arrangements, they may do so by phone, video conference, or email. We will contact you to make provisions for arrangements to take place. For those who are unable to make arrangements in this manner, we will still be allowing in person arrangement conferences, but ask that it be limited to 2 people.
In addition, we ask that if possible any other business be conducted via phone or mail to reduce the amount of people entering our facility. Payments may be made via phone or mail. All death certificates will be mailed. Additional paperwork (i.e. insurance, ect.) will be signed by appointment.
We are doing our best to ensure safe practices as our facility remains open during this time. We have added additional cleaning and disinfecting measures to our daily routine, making sure to utilize these measures between each family we serve. We have placed hand sanitizer in high traffic areas through our facility.
Again, we understand these measures are not ideal and are far from what our community is accustomed to. Please bear in mind that we are doing this for the wellbeing of the community and our staff.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.