BCMOW

and COVID-19 

By necessity, BCMOW's number one priority is the safety of its staff, volunteers, and of the hundreds of clients we serve. A vast majority of our Meals on Wheels recipients struggle with underlying medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and compromised immune systems, which can make them particularly vulnerable to any number of diseases, including this strain of novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

We are zero tolerance at BCMOW Headquarters and ask that anyone entering our building wear a mask, covering your nose and mouth. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

IN 2021, WE DELIVERED OVER 51,000 MEALS WITH NO INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC

Berkeley County Meals on Wheels is doing its best to continue providing hot meals to the homes of over 200 homebound recipients during this coronavirus pandemic. We continue to work with all due effort to ensure that we protect our recipients from exposure and that they continue to receive regular communications from us so they know they can count on receiving their meals. 

We are continuing to follow safety protocols and safeguards around meal production, deliveries, and client and staff/volunteer interaction to keep everyone involved safe and healthy.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We have a constant need for extra help to pack and deliver meals to our senior clients to keep our mission alive. Many of our regularly scheduled volunteers are over the age of 65 and are still opting to stay home due to being in a higher risk group, leaving us short-handed many days of the week. If you can lend a hand, we would be ever so grateful.

Click here to learn about becoming a BCMOW volunteer!

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR VACCINE YET? 

If you or a loved one has not received your COVID-19 vaccine yet, click this link to schedule your vaccine or booster, and to find lots o good information to help protect yourself from the virus              WV Health & Human Resources page

HOW YOU CAN

DO YOUR PART

TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

  • WEAR A MASK IN STORES, CROWDED PLACES, OR AROUND ANY SENIORS

    • We can still catch and spread the virus even if vaccinated

  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine and booster

  • Use medical grade masks. CDC is recognizing that cloth masks do not offer the protection we need to stay safe.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Practice Social Distancing

  • Always cover your cough or sneeze using a tissue, disposing of tissue after use

  • Stay home if you are sick 

MOST IMPORTANT

PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR A MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE when you're outside of your home. We all know it's not fun to wear a mask, but we are still in a pandemic and many people have not been vaccinated. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy by continuing to follow CDC guidelines. Thank you!!

 

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