Part of the mission of Christ Community is to be a caring family. With this in mind, we want to address the challenges our community is facing with the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19). While there is currently no vaccine available for this disease, the CDC recommends taking the same cautious approach to this disease as we do with the seasonal flu.
We would like your help in preventing the spread of all illnesses at this time of year by practicing the following:
- Stay home if you feel sick (avoid contact with others for at least 24 hours after you are fever-free).
- Please keep your children home if they are showing signs of illness. Again, please keep them home until they have been fever-free (without medication) for at least a full 24 hours.
- Diligently and frequently wash your hands using soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds (this continues to be the most helpful, effective, and important measure everyone can take).
- If washing your hands is not possible, we have hand-sanitizer located throughout the building for your use. Please use it often.
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Should you choose to do so, feel free to employ a “fist-bump” and a big smile rather than shaking hands with those you meet.
We will continue to utilize appropriate cleaning as we always have. Our cleaning company consistently wipes down surfaces with disinfectant, and our early childhood department regularly wipes down toys.
In a recent sermon from our series on Luke, we were reminded that our hope is in the Lord, not in the plans of man. Let’s pray together for our community and world as we deal with this virus and also remember where our hope is placed. May God use our fears to draw us to Himself.
Should the COVID-19 virus continue to spread and hit the Kansas City area to a degree that concerns health care professionals, we will respond with increased measures and preventative actions for church functions* and will consider how to best play a role in our community for good in a time of need.
*Each campus is currently assessing communion practices.