Update | March 12, 2020
With the heightened awareness and public concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the ongoing seasonal flu virus and common cold, we want to assure you that public health and safety concerns are our highest priority.
Below you will find a list of actions we as a church are taking, along with actions that you can take! We encourage you to continue to wash your hands thoroughly and refrain from contact such as high fives, hugs, etc. If you or anyone in your family are experiencing symptoms, please stay home. We've made it easy for you to join us no matter where you are. You can watch our sermons on our Facebook Live feed every Sunday at 9:30AM and our FB Live videos remain on our page after the service time.
We are declaring these promises over our lives, the name of Jesus is greater than any other name!
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
"Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease." Psalm 91:1-3
ACTIONS WE ARE TAKING:
We are dedicated to offering a clean and safe environment.
Our facilities are cleaned regularly.
All toys in Hope Anthem Kids are cleaned before, during and after each service.
During this time, our greeters will not be giving out handshakes and high fives.
In addition to hand soap available in the bathrooms, we have a supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizers available for use at every service.
Best practices on how to not spread germs
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if you are not feeling well.
Cover your mouth and nose with your forearm when coughing and sneezing.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time. Use soap and water when possible.
If no soap and water are available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
** Information from ARC: Association of Related Churches
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:
How to prepare for a quarantine
In an outbreak like this, the best thing we can do is prepare.
Below is a list of items you can grab at the store to prepare if you become quarantined.
Food: Fresh fruits and vegetables will likely spoil over 14 days, so canned foods that have a long storage life and need little or no cooking are recommended. Meat products, fish or beans, soups, broths and stews, fruits and fruit juices, vegetables, canned (or powdered) milk, are among good supply choices recommended by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Disaster Education Network.
Frozen foods are an option, too. Other recommended foods are peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, trail mix, dried fruits, granola bars, bouillon cubes, and staples like sugar, salt, pepper. (Keep in mind you may need to include some special foods for babies and family members on special diets, as well as pet foods.)
Water and liquids: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests you have plenty of fluids on hand, such as bottled water and supply of fluids with electrolytes, such as Pedialyte or Gatorade.
Medicine: You will want to have a 14-day supply of any prescription medications for those in your home. You may also want over-the-counter pain relievers, antacids, cough and cold medicines, and vitamins.
Supplies: Many homes already have a 14-day supply of most daily items on hand. But make sure you have toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine supplies, diapers, laundry detergent and disinfectant.
Other items: Perhaps have some board games, cards, toys books, magazines and other fun items to keep the family occupied.
** Information can be found on USA Today
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