We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and how it affects the health and well-being of the churches in our diocese, as well as our communities. Below, and on the menu, are resources we’ve compiled to help you keep your church and city safe while you continue your ministry. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
Guidance for Churches
Resuming Care Filled Worship and a Sacramental Life During a Pandemic (Ministry Matters)
When Your Church Reopens, Here’s How to Meet Safely (Christianity Today)
What Relaunching the Church Might Look Like Over the Next 3–12 Months (Christianity Today)
The Medical Risks of Congregational Singing:
- A Conversation: What Do Science and Data Say About the Near Term Future of Singing
- Singing, the Church, and COVID-19: A Caution for Moving Forward in Our Current Pandemic
Health Resources and Medical Updates
Friendly Neighborhood Epidemiologist: There is a lot of information to sort through for churches when it comes to Covid-19. The Rev. Stephen Davis recently discovered resources he recommends prepared by Dr. Emily Smith, an epidemiologist at Baylor University.
Masks Do More That Protect Others During COVID-19 Reducing the Inoculum of SARS-CoV-2 to Protect the Wearer
What to do if you’re sick: An article provided by the CDC with steps to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Messages from our Leadership
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Lawrence: Faithfulness in an Age of Pandemic
Announcement from Archbishop Foley Beach on Behalf of the College of Bishops regarding COVID-19
Information Resource Centers
American Anglican Council COVID Resource Center
Anglican Compass Coronavirus and the Church