Commonsense Coronavirus Prevention


Episcopal Relief & Development is posting current information and guidelines on its website. Find reliable information about the symptoms of the virus, how it spreads, and what you can do to prevent it on this page.


The best prevention measures include:


  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water, including after coughing, sneezing, handling diapers, preparing food or using the bathroom.

  • Stay 6 feet apart from others

  • Avoid crowded places

  • Not touching your face — especially your nose, eyes and mouth — unless you have just washed your hands immediately before that.

  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Staying home when you feel sick.

  • Get vaccine

  • Bishop Shannon recommends that congregations consider these measures as ways  for limiting the spread of the virus

  • Holding Sunday worship via online video.

  • Assisting congregations with ministries to hungry, unhoused and homebound people in working with their local health departments and emergency management officials to care safely for those they serve.

Bishop Shannon and her staff are monitoring the situation closely and will be in touch with clergy and lay leaders with additional recommendations if necessary. ​​

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