Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
On The Coronavirus Resource Page, for the Greater Northwest Area Of The United Methodist Church You Can Find Fact-Based Information And Helpful Guidance For Faith Communities: https://greaternw.org/coronavirus/
This resource page is designed to support leaders as they make critical decisions in a situation that is quickly changing. We believe it essential that such decisions are made with the latest, fact-based information available to us. Leaders are encouraged to closely follow the guidance of public health agencies in the communities where they live and do ministry.
Key Resources - Good, fact-based information is essential in a moving situation like this. Find links for local, regional, national, and international resources.
US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)About COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
CDC - COVID-19 (en español) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html
World Health Organization (WHO) - Advice for Public https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).Please visit this page for daily updates.
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The GNWA UMC Coronavirus website also offers many resources to help faith communities in developing plans and procedures to adapt to this changing situation.
The following resources are being offered to assist you in Making Decisions As Faith Communities - Please check back as we add to and update the items on this list. If you have a resource to recommend, email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Guidance For Faith-Based Organizations On Preparing For The Coronavirus From The CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-community-faith-organizations.html
Worship In The Midst Of An Outbreak https://greaternw.org/worship-in-the-midst-of-an-outbreak/
Cleaning and Disinfecting for COVID-19: Guidelines for Janitorial Staff https://greaternw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Janitorial-Staff.pdf
Large Gathering Guidance for Faith Communities https://greaternw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Guidance-for-Large-Gathering-Including-Faith-Based-Orgs.pdf
Faith-Based and Community Organizations Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist https://greaternw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/faithbaseedcommunitychecklist.pdf
UMCom - Coronavirus: What to know, how to help https://www.umc.org/en/content/coronavirus-what-to-know-how-to-help
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Adapting Worship to New Situations - In some localities, the recommendations of public health officials have caused a number of local churches to move their worship services online. You can find resources there to support churches as they plan for or adapt to this change.
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