Coronavirus Resources

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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:

 


Health Resources and Medical Updates

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.

Updates and resources from the CDC,  the US Department of Health and Human Services, Johns Hopkins, SC DHEC

COVID-19 Cases in South Carolina; Worldwide


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


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