An Important Message from Praise Temple COG Regarding the Coronavirus
He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." (Psalms 91:4)
This is a time, if none other, to stay focused, come together, plan, and prepare. Praise Temple Church of God has wisely shifted into preparation mode in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue to be prayerful, let's also act sensibly and practically in the face of this global crisis.
As recently reported in the news media, New Jersey has now confirmed several cases of the COVID-19 virus. There are more ‘presumptive positive’ and ‘positive’ cases being reported each day as a function of increased testing and the presumed community spread of the virus. I want to assure everyone that our church will working diligently to support the health, well-being and safety of our community in response to the evolving situation. We are reminded though, that there are individual measures that must be taken to help prevent the spread of the virus. So, please educate yourselves on what you can do to help prevent dispersing misinformation and the COVID-19 virus.
We will cooperate with our local, state, and federal health and public safety officials to prepare for and deal with any and all challenges as they arise. I want everyone to know that our top priority is to work together to ensure our community continues to serve as a beacon in these troubling times.
We are asking church members and visitors who choose to travel to countries with a high risk of Coronavirus to observe the CDC travel advisory found on the CDC website (link: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices).
For those that have traveled to countries and regions identified by CDC as “high risk level 3 or 2” to review, and adhere to, the CDC guidelines set forth in the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
I urge everyone to cooperate to mitigate the impact of the virus and to practice good personal hygiene. Please closely follow the current CDC guidelines which are as follows:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For more information call the NJ Coronavirus Call Center at (800) 222-1222
Thank you in advance for helping all of us stay safe and well.