COVID-19 Prevention Measures // February 2021
The best protection from the various mutations of the COVID-19 virus—whether you are vaccinated or not—is to:
· stay home whenever possible;
· stay 6 feet away from others in all spaces;
· wear a mask (or two) so that there is adequate filtration and a snug fit over the bridge of your nose, cheeks, and chin; and
· wash your hands often and well.
See the MN Department of Health COVID-19 site for more in-depth and current information about symptoms, testing, and vaccines. At this time, in MN, vaccines are being given to long-term care residents and staff, healthcare workers, K-12 teachers, child care workers, and people over 65. Currently, vaccine demand exceeds the supply. MN Department of Health offers a vaccine locator site. When you receive a vaccine appointment, be sure to dress appropriately so that your upper arm is easily accessible (for example, wear a short-sleeve t-shirt under your sweater/jacket).
Redeemer COVID-19 Prepraedness Plan
Adopted and approved by church council, Summer 2020
A member at Edina Community Lutheran Church, Dr. Osterholm offered a deep understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what it means to the "when" and "how" of re-engaging in-person public worship.
Dr. Osterholm is the author of the 2017 book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, in which he not only details the most pressing infectious disease threats of our day but lays out a nine-point strategy on how to address them, with preventing a global flu pandemic at the top of the list. His presentation is sobering. But it offers significant guidance for congregational conversation about the factors that should go into decisions about gathering again as worshipping communities.
To view the Osterholm presentation, go to the synod's home page and scroll down to the featured resource.
ALL WEEKLY IN-PERSON SERVICES AT REDEEMER HAVE BEEN MOVED ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Stay tuned here and in our weekly announcements!
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Per Minnesota State and Minneapolis Are Synod guidance church offices will be closed through at least June 30th as we follow Governor Walz's Three-Phased Stay-Safe Plan for the state.