The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the collaboration of Faith-Based and Community Organizations with public health agencies will be essential in protecting the public’s health and safety if and when a pandemic occurs.
The CDC checklist linked below provides guidance for religious and community organizations in developing and improving influenza pandemic response and preparedness plans. Many of the points suggested here can improve your church’s ability to protect your community during emergencies in general.
The CDC recommends taking simple, everyday steps to avoid catching or spreading respiratory diseases including COVID-19. These include covering your cough or sneeze, disinfecting commonly used surfaces, and thoroughly washing or sanitizing your hands. Call your doctor if you feel sick, and stay home if you are sick. Get more information at CDC.gov/coronavirus.*
More information is available at www.pandemicflu.gov
Additional information, articles, and tips for congregations are available here.
* source The Tennessean