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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    The Coronavirus—Effective recommendations

    March 11, 2020 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    You can’t open a browser, turn on the radio or television without hearing about more cases of the Coronavirus. Stores are running out of soap and Lysol. Yes, you need to wash your hands, the same as you should do to prevent the flu and yes you should stay home if you are sick so as not to get others sick.

    In addition to these common-sense recommendations, there are more suggestions as to ways to prevent the likelihood of your church members catching the Coronavirus. As of now, there are a couple cases of the virus in Upper New York.

    The General Church has published an article, which includes tips on how to reduce your risk of contracting the virus from frequent handwashing to maintaining social distancing. This article also explains how you can help with the Coronavirus crisis in China. Click here to read the article.

    Brotherhood Mutual, your church’s insurer has created a webpage dedicated to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. This page contains many Centers for Disease Control resources as well as resources from the publication X Pastor, which recommends dozens of measures churches can take to prevent the spread of the virus. Click here to peruse the many resources that Brotherhood Mutual has compiled.

    In addition to general worries about the coronavirus, church leaders have expressed concern about serving communion. Click here for some tips on how to serve communion in such a way to prevent parishioners from contacting infectious diseases.

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."