During flu season and the current outbreak of a new corona virus (COVID-19) Church of the Redeemer is reviewing our procedures to ensure a safe, compassionate, caring environment for all. Please review the best practices and tips below and check out the links provided for more information.
As with all infectious diseases, we encourage you all to follow these practices to help avoid the spread of disease:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you have symptoms such as fever, upset stomach, or frequent coughing or sneezing, please stay home and seek medical attention if symptoms warrant.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze or cough. If you do not have a tissue, use your bent elbow, not your hand.
Worship at Church of the Redeemer:
We will have regular worship and prayer online. And we will continue to act with diligence and intention to stay connected to each other throughout the duration of this isolating time. You are not alone. You will not be disconnected. We will be church to and for and with each other in positive, practical, and transformative ways.
Things are moving quickly in this crisis. Updates to this page will continue, please check regularly for the latest developments.
Please continue to pray for healing and peace during this time.
O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. - Book of Common Prayer, page 832.
World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease Outbreak webpage: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 webpage: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
If you have questions, you may also call the State of Ohio's Corona Virus Call Center at 1-833-427-5634.
Governor Mike Dewine's Press Conference (March 14, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQDtdQmXoI0