Bill Chamberlain
Owner/Funeral Director

Chamberlain McColley's Funeral Homes are proud to be the area's leading provider of quality funeral service for the Southern Black Hills through our commitment to outstanding service, genuine concern and personal attention to the families we serve. We have been able to build and maintain strong and lasting relationships with the community. We continually strive to carry on the traditions that have earned us your trust over the years...the trust that we will provide you with sound advice, fair pricing and service on which you can depend. Rest assured, we are committed to you and your family.


We at Chamberlain McColley's would like to help you with your monument needs

From conceptualization to installation, we will help you create a unique monument that is a permanent tribute to your loved one.  Monuments include granite cemetery headstones, cremation memorials, family memorials and markers for your beloved pets.  Monument designs can fit within any budget!  We look forward to helping you design the perfect tribute.

 

 

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2020

Contact: William Chamberlain, Owner and Embalmer                                                                                                                

Chamberlain McColley’s Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Custer & Hot Springs,SD – Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Homes remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel corona-virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Chamberlain McColley’s will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them.

And according to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may choose either burial or cremation as usual.

At Chamberlain McColley’s we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.

Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.

Facility Care

  • We routinely perform environmental cleaning/sanitizing throughout this facility, such as countertops, doorknobs, bathrooms, tabletops, chairs, pews, and all other frequently touched surfaces.
  • We provide disposable sanitizing wipes throughout our facility to clean surfaces before/after touching/using them.
  • We provide CDC-recommended hand sanitizers (60% alcohol content) throughout this facility if handwashing is not an option.
  • We provide disposable tissues throughout our facility so guests can cover sneezes and coughs, as well as a greater number of trash receptacles to immediately dispose of used tissues.
  • We discourage our staff from using other’s work tools, such as phones, desks, offices or other equipment, whenever possible.
  • We ask staff to follow social-distancing guidelines and to stay home if feeling sick.

How You Can Help Today:

  • Foremost, if you have a fever, experience a persistent cough, and/or have difficulty breathing, then please do not attend today’s service and instead consult your physician.
  • Follow social-distancing guidelines:

 ~ Do not kiss, hug or shake hands with other attendees

 ~ Remain at least six feet from others at all times

  • Wash your hands frequently and/or use a provided hand sanitizer.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue and immediately toss the used tissue into a trash receptacle. (If you don’t have a tissue, then please sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow instead of your hand.) We also ask that you please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after disposing of your tissue.
  • During today’s visitation and/or service, please choose a seat that follows social-distancing guidelines.
  • Please know that while the CDC has said there is no COVID-19 risk posed by the body of someone who has died, it recommends not touching, kissing or having direct contact with the body of your loved one.

A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association (SDFDA) regularly receives information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the staff of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home can be of assistance, please contact us at 605-745-5172, 605-673-4422 or email us at [email protected]


Sincerely,

William Chamberlain and Staff

 

 

 

NFDA South Dakota Funeral Directors Association