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CVWith the increasing threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19), congregations and sessions are always encouraged to be mindful of the health of members and best practices for preventing the spread of disease. Sessions, pastoral leaders and members may find the below resources helpful to both educate themselves and guide discussions for congregational preparedness. Updates and additional resources will be shared as they are available.

STATEMENTS AND PRAYERS

Prayer for China and all impacted by COVID-19

PCUSA’s theology and worship office issues pastoral statement on the coronavirus

Advice from PCUSA General Counsel Mike Kirk about ways to help you from contracting the virus

 

HOW TO EDUCATE (Before and After)

The Synod of the Trinity has created a bulletin insert that includes best practices for washing hands and the passing of the peace. Download it here:

The BETTER way to protect yourself from coronavirus (video)

CDC guidance for house of worship

Advice for churches from the surgeon general: Preparing your church for coronavirus

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Fact sheet on coronavirus 2019

COVID-19: What you need to know (Board of Pensions’ Board University)

PDA Pandemic Preparedness Guide

Pittsburgh diocese announces Mass precautions due to coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

 

STATE-BY-STATE RESOURCES

PA Department of Health

PA Media

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

West Virginia University: What you need to know about coronavirus

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security

Ohio Department of Health