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Good morning brothers and sisters:
I hope this finds you all well. We have all been hearing about the novel corona virus – COVID-19. I want to make sure that we as a Church have a conversation about it, so that we know how to protect ourselves and how to protect our CICC community. AT present, there is no known case in Ohio, but we want to make sure we are many steps ahead of this novel virus. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released a guideline that they believe will help to minimize contracting COVID-19. I have attached this guideline, also provided below; we will have printed copies available on Sunday. Please go through them, have discussions with your children and families about how to follow the guidelines. The guidelines include additional precautions for us to follow at church.
In addition to the guidelines below, I want to advise that any member that feels sick should plan to stay at home until the symptoms abate so as not to affect the comfort level of other members. We know we do not have COVID-19 right now, but we also want people to fell comfortable when they are at Church, we advise that folks with illnesses in the form of viral infections, bacteria infections, or cold, flue, cough, fever, should plan to stay home until their symptoms subside. Our services will be streamed live, and you can follow the service from home when necessary.
Let us all try to stay safe. We will continue to pray that the Lord will stay the spread of this virus so that we can all return to our normal ways of life soon.
May the good Lord build his hedge of protection around each and everyone of us in Jesus name.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.
CICC Additional Instructions
- If you are having any form of cold symptoms, please stay home and watch the service online
- In addition to washing your hands when you use the bathroom, use provided disinfectant wipes to wipe clean the door handles on your way out
- Accompany your children to the bathroom and make sure they wash their hands
- Hand sanitizers will be provided for your use in situations when it is not feasible to wash your hands
- Please help us to help our community by diligently following the CDC guidelines.