Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your bent elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Routinely clean frequently touched objects.
- Maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home when you are sick, and if you are not sick stay home as much as possible.
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
COVID-19-Related Assistance: CARES Act, Recovery Rebates, Paycheck Protection Program – Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods
Giving Beyond the Offering Place– Ecumenical Stewardship Center
FAQ for Faith-Based Organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program – U.S. Small Business Administration
Considering Faith, Community, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis – The Partnership Center
How to Lead Calmly in a Global Outbreak – Faith and Leadership
10 Guidelines for Pastoral Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak – The Christian Century
A Concise Coronavirus Guide for Churches – Christianity Today
Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus – Child Mind Institute
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
6 Steps Your Congregation Should Take in Response to the Coronavirus – The Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Legal Considerations for Coronavirus Guidance and Church Gatherings – Church Law & Tax
Resources for Christian Leaders During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Faith and Leadership
Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Sovereign Insurance Group
Video: Supporting our Communities – Rev. Ken McKenzie, Federated Church of West Winfield, N.Y.
Ten Tech Tips for Meeting Online – Next Church (Presbyterian Church USA)
Note – Due to the limited amount that is known about the virus, information is being updated daily. We encourage you to contact and listen to your local health experts and authorities concerning best practices and the status of the outbreaks in your local context. The following links may also serve as helpful resources.
Find a Church
As congregations cancel on-site worship services and people across the country practice social distancing, you can still worship with American Baptists in your home via online worship services.
The best way to find an online worship service near you is to visit the Find a Church section of our website. Search for American Baptist churches in your community and visit their websites to find any online worship opportunities available.
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