|Friday, March 20, 2020 |
The conference call participant opportunities have been limited to less participants, but I would like to communicate what the conference calls and daily White House Press Conferences have been communicating. The text and documents below are from the White House. My input is in brackets.
As a reminder, we highly encourage you to review these recommendations and put them into practice. While the President leads a nationwide response, bringing together government resources and private-sector ingenuity, every American can help slow the virus’ spread and keep our most high-risk populations safe:
1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities. [Please call your mayor and ask how you can help in your city. If you have an existing pastors network in your city, have a pastors call on behalf of the other pastors. Click here for California Governor Newsom’s March 19 declaration to “Stay at Home.”]
2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
5. If you are an older American, stay home and maintain your distance from other people.
6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition —such as a significant heart or lung disease — stay home and maintain your distance from other people.
These guidelines build on the CDC’s recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus. Americans should continue practicing strict personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time, and wiping down surfaces in the home regularly.
Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you are still at risk — and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus and spreading it to others. Everyone can do their part.
There’s no better way to protect your family and your community than by arming yourself with accurate, up-to-date information on Coronavirus.gov.
In His grace and truth,