What will be your organization’s protocol? How will your church deal officially with COVID-19? Our org took a look at that question last week. In the web version of this item, we share the text block that we forged for our org. Would you please share yours, along with any relevant comments? Here’s what we came up with at Team Expansion:

“Reduce Risk: Team Expansion values its personnel and their families, along with all the people with whom we relate. As a result, we are constantly evaluating our stand regarding the growth and impact of the Corona COVID-19 virus and the diseases it causes. Effective immediately, the organization is not supportive of travel to any of the countries that have been flagged with a level 3 alert status by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These currently include China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran, but this list could grow in the days and weeks ahead. All team members should monitor https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices for updated notices on an ongoing basis. Further, the organization is asking that those residing in or traveling to countries with a level 2 alert status (currently only Japan) practice enhanced security per CDC guidelines. Our leadership will be evaluating the statuses of personnel currently residing in these lands on a case by case basis regarding their respective situations. Team members, family members, volunteers, and others who travel in or to these countries, or any other country that receives a level 3 alert for COVID-19 will not be allowed to come to the office or meet with their team upon returning. They will need to remain in and work from their home for 14 days without virus symptoms and will be required to monitor their health and limit contact with others. Please talk to your supervisor or the Personnel Department for more details on this and future updates regarding COVID-19, and watch your org email closely for updates to this protocol. (The CDC has a frequently-asked question page that is helpful as well: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html. Above all, please join us in praying for all those who have been or are being impacted by this growing scourge. Pray for healing, containment, and a lasting cure. Thank you for your shared vision and partnership.”

How is our protocol similar or different from yours? Please click in a comment box and fill us in with your own version. Thanks so much for the help.