The Apostle Paul tells us, “In humility count others more significant than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).
In order to live out this truth as we gather, let’s follow these guidelines.
Rationale for these guidelines:
We continue to learn more about this virus every week. Here is some of the important information that have led us to issue the above guidelines. We will modify this post as more information becomes available:
The elderly and those with certain pre-existing conditions are most vulnerable to this virus. For children, this virus is less serious than the seasonal flu. Furthermore, there are almost no known cases to date of the virus spreading from a child to a family member, much less from a child to someone outside the family. The virus spreads primarily by droplets breathed out. The number of such droplets expressed increases dramatically when sneezing or coughing. The number also increases substantially when singing. The virus spreads primarily indoors, when people have shared a space for a lengthy period of time. There are few known cases in which the virus has spread outdoors.