First off, remember that "by His stripes, we WERE HEALED," but also remember that God also gave us common sense! It's important to keep both of those in mind during this crisis; what follows will be CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health recommendations for stopping the spread of COVID-19 and protecting yourself and family from infection. Always remember, though, FAITH, NOT FEAR!
**Update 3/14/2020** Face-to-face services on Sundays at 10:45am are cancelled, and service will only be streamed live on our YouTube Channel until further notice. We are following the President and the Governor's lead on returning to normal operations.
CDC Information About the Virus
Most Common Symptoms
Shortness of breath
How It Spreads
Person to Person - the virus is mainly spread from person to person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
While most contagious when someone has the symptoms, it can be spread by people who are asymptomatic, but infected.
It can be spread via contact with contaminated surfaces.
The virus spreads extremely easily and quickly.
How to Prevent the Spread
Practice social distancing - keep 5-6 feet away from others and avoid large gatherings.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space, before eating, after using the restroom, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content can be used.
Do not touch your face, including your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid at all other times.
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Wear a facemask if you are sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including door knobs, tables, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
Know the Facts and Reduce the Stigma
Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
For most people, the risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. Higher risks exist for the elderly and those with chronic conditions (such diabetes or hypertension).
Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy. See above!
You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms. See above!
The most important thing to do is to take precautions and not panic. Pray. God will see us through this!