Thoughts on Navigating Through Coronavirus Pandemic ...
Greetings to all:
As we struggle with what's going on in our community, I pray that you, your families and loved ones are well and taking every precaution to ensure your health and well-being. On January 30, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern. By March 1, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic pointing to over 118,000 reported cases in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread.
As of today, there are nearly 168,000 confirmed cases. More than 3,300 cases have been confirmed in the United States, and the virus has now impacted 157 countries and territories around the world. The steady rise in confirmed cases underscores the importance of continuing to adhere to the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In particular, I want to emphasize the importance of regular handwashing and social distancing in reducing the spread of the virus. If you must go out, the CDC recommends maintaining a distance of six (6) feet whenever possible.
We are living in a time of unprecedented restrictions. The health, safety and welfare of our members remain the primary concern. With these considerations in mind, I also will continue to communicate with you and provide additional information as it becomes available. We are scheduled for online services this Sunday via Facebook live and will assess our worship service situation daily. Our Online Thursday night bible study is ongoing and you are encouraged to attend.
In the meantime, continue to be health-conscious and diligent, and please keep one another as well as those impacted by COVID-19 lifted in prayer during these difficult and uncertain days.