ODH CDC WHO Resources


Ohio Department of Health

--Ohio Department of Health COVID homepage

--Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning: How this impacts SOS congregations (July 22 2020)

--Ohio Public Health Advisory System

--Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines for the Public

--Community Resources Ohio

COVID-19 Resources for Ohioans: Includes connections to SNAP, Utilities Assistance, Rent Assistance and other resources to share with members and your community

--Responsible Start Ohio Welcome Page

--Sector Specific Operating Requirements


--COVID-19 Checklist for Faith Based Organizations

--Cloth Face Coverings (Masks) COVID-19 Checklist

--Cleaning and Disinfecting Alternatives - COVID-19 Checklist

--Helping the Isolated or Quarantined - COVID-19 Checklist

--Older Ohioans and Ohioans with Chronic Conditions - COVID-19 Checklist

--When to Contact Your Provider - COVID-19 Checklist

--When You Are Sick

--Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services homepage



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus (COVID-19) homepage

--High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020

Following a 2.5-hour choir practice attended by 61 persons, including a symptomatic index patient, 32 confirmed and 20 probable secondary COVID-19 cases occurred (attack rate = 53.3% to 86.7%); three patients were hospitalized, and two died. Transmission was likely facilitated by close proximity (within 6 feet) during practice and augmented by the act of singing.

--Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith Updated 5.22.20

CDC offers the following general considerations to help communities of faith discern how best to practice their beliefs while keeping their staff and congregations safe.  

--People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness

--Share the Facts about COVID-19 from the CDC

--Centers for Disease Control-Coronavirus Disease 2019

--World Health Organization (WHO) Coronovirus Disease


Cleaning and Disinfecting

--Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities

Interim Recommendations for U.S. Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

--Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home

Everyday Steps and Extra Steps When Someone Is Sick (Includes how to clean using a bleach solution, cleaning cloth surfaces, and more.) This list may be easier to examine than the 'Community Facilities' list above.