Resources for Pastors Considering Sunday Gatherings in light of the New Coronavirus

ERLC: "How Churches Can Respond to the Coronavirus"

Joe Carter: "Why are we more concerned with COVID-19 than the flu that has killed more people?" - (this thread is enough for me to commend pastors to stop Sunday gatherings for a week or two)

The Gospel Coalition: "Taking Church Online in a Coronavirus Age"

Faithward: "How Churches can Respond to the Coronavirus"

9Marks: "How DC Churches Responded When the Government Banned Public Gatherings During the Spanish Flu of 1918"

Christianity Today: "7 Lessons from Singapore’s Churches for When the Coronavirus Reaches Yours: Advice from Christians in the 'Antioch of Asia' on how your congregation can survive—and thrive—amid the COVID-19 outbreak"

Medium: "Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now"

For LA Peeps

Los Angeles Daily News:

Los Angeles will take broad new steps to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and mitigate the economic impacts that are bound to be massive, city and county officials announced Thursday morning, March 12.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, at a press conference Thursday alongside county leaders and public health officials, recommended postponing or canceling events that attract more than 50 people. They city will also restrict travel by the city’s employees, among other measures, Garcetti said.

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“We are entering a critical period and I’m confident we will go through this together but it will require all of us making the right decision,” Garcetti said, “The coronavirus curve is steep. The question is how steep will that curve be,” the mayor added. “We know those folks who say this doesn’t apply to me, I’m healthy, I’m going to be fine. This doesn’t just apply to you.”

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, at a press conference Thursday alongside county leaders and public health officials, recommended postponing or canceling events that attract more than 50 people. They city will also restrict travel by the city’s employees, among other measures, Garcetti said.

Los Angeles Daily News: https://www.dailynews.com/2020/03/12/city-county-leaders-announces-sweeping-new-steps-to-slow-coronavirus-spread-and-stem-economic-impact/

LA County Updates

LA County Counsel for Faith Based Organizations