The Centers for Disease Control has guidance specifically for places of worship to help them battle this virus and protect their congregants.
These resources can be found at...
Resources for Faith Based Leaders -
Interim Guidance for Administrators & Leaders of Community & Faith-Based Organizations to Plan, Prepare, & Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Checklist for Community & Faith Leaders -
Cleaning & Disinfecting your Facility -
FAQs for Administrators & Leaders at Community & Faith Based Organizations -
Out of an abundance of caution, UGOCCC has taken measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable residents. We are asking that our community organizations and businesses do the same. Together we can do our part to keep our residents protected and our area doctors and hospitals equipped with enough resources to serve those who need it the most.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County encourages, specifically, places of worship in our community to follow the guidance provided to the nation by the President on 3/16/20. Over the next 15 days, all U.S. events of 10+ people should be cancelled or held virtually. For organizations that serve people who are at a higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness, cancel events for groups of 10 people or more. This is a critical step to reducing local transmission of the virus in our community.
Thank you for the efforts you are taking to help us stop the spread of COVID-19.
An Open Letter to the Residents of Chattahoochee County
This is an interesting time in our nation’s history. Local governments and elected officials are having to make decisions we never thought or dreamed we would have to make in response to a pandemic we never imagined we would face. The COVID-19 virus has caused us to take a hard look at what “the common good” means for our community, and those hard decisions will continue to have to be made as we navigate through this crisis together.
I have all the faith in the world that we will persevere in spite of the challenges and difficulties we will potentially encounter over the next few days, weeks and months. Chattahoochee County cares about its citizens and its citizens care about each other. The focus that we place on the needs of others is evident in our community, and it is that empathy and compassion that provides us all with a sense of confidence that we will get through this crisis together.
Gov. Kemp has been in touch with me and other local leaders across the state this week and will be continuing to provide us with thoughtful, practical information. Our Commissioners are committed to continue supporting local law enforcement and first responders, as well as our local small businesses.
The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County is committed to bringing clarity to the issues COVID-19 brings through honesty and openness. We are committed to doing everything necessary to help protect the heath and well-being of our residents. We will continue to be a unified community with a commitment to helping each other. Together we are better.
Stay informed. Stay home. Stay healthy.
Laura Lee Bernstein