We want to be proactive, not reactive. We want to take the situation seriously and act to keep our community healthy and avoid unnecessary risks. So...
1) Actions we have taken: disbursed hand sanitizer more widely around the campus; started using gloves to prepare communion; all serving communion use hand sanitizer before; encouraging elbow mumps or "hands together bow" in lieu of handshakes.
2) What are your own personal thoughts about your personal risk level and toleranace and what you think you need to do?
3) Elders, please reach out to the folks in your family group who are active and get feedback from them. How anxious are they?
4) The situation is obviously fluid. We will watch day to day and make decisions as staff and executive com. If you have concerns, please let myself, Russell, Anne or the church office know.
Disciples of Christ response
Dallas County Health Dept
City of Dallas
Please take care of yourself and those around you. Check on the elderly or others who are at greater risk - do they need help with shopping etc if they're self-quarantining?
Be smart. Be hopeful.
For heaven sakes wash your hands!!!