ODH CDC WHO Resources
Ohio Department of Health
--Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning: How this impacts SOS congregations (July 22 2020)
COVID-19 Resources for Ohioans: Includes connections to SNAP, Utilities Assistance, Rent Assistance and other resources to share with members and your community
CDC & WHO
--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.
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.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Interim Recommendations for U.S. Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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.