Covid-19 Vaccine Information
Covid-19 Vaccine Information CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Vaccination and COVID-19 FDA COVID-19 VaccinesRead More
When and How to Use Masks
When and how to use masks WHO: When and how to use masks References: www.who.int/COVID-19 www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html lluh.org/patients-visitors/health-wellness/coronavirus-what-we-know www.bbc.com/news/health-51048366Read More
Some Common Myths About COVID-19
Some common myths about COVID-19 Johns Hopkins Medicine World Health Organization (WHO)Read More
Where Has It Spread?
Where has it spread? COVID-19 has rapidly become a pandemic and spread globally. For up to date statistics see below: Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Global Cases website (live tracking)Read More
Shall I Cancel Potlucks?
Shall I cancel potlucks? The Seventh-day Adventist Church values the health of its members and also keenly senses an obligation to the larger community of which we are a part. Because we desire to do all we can to slow the spread (“flatten the curve”) of infection and protect the most vulnerable we believe our…Read More
Should I Avoid Public Gatherings, Cancel or Limit Church Events?
Should I avoid public gatherings, cancel or limit church events? Follow the advice of authorities in your region. Social distancing is an important strategy in containing the spread of the virus, thus consider replacing in person meetings or gatherings with an online option if possible. If your region has been affected by COVID-19, follow the…Read More
Should I Travel?
Should I travel? Avoid travel if you have fever and cough, and follow the recommendations of your local jurisdiction in regards to travel. Consider that by traveling you expose yourself to risk of infection, as well as risk transporting and thus spreading an infection. If you have concerns, consult with your healthcare provider regarding your…Read More
What do I do if I Get Sick?
What do I do if I get sick? If you get sick and suspect it might be a COVID-19 infection: There is currently no vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19. Studies are underway for efficacy and safety of these, but it will take months before they are fully approved. If experiencing fever, cough, and difficulty…Read More
How Does It Spread?
How does it spread? The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet or just under 2 meters). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can remain in the air even after the infected person…Read More
What Are the Signs of Infection?
What are the signs of infection? From being infected until one starts to feel symptoms it usually takes 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are…Read More
How deadly is the virus?
How deadly is the virus? The proportion dying from the disease appears relatively low, current estimates are between 2-3%, in some countries lower or higher, mostly elderly and people with preexisting health issues. The figures are unreliable because we don’t have enough knowledge yet, and they may vary in different regions of the world from…Read More
What is the Novel Coronavirus?
What is the Novel Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections. In late 2019, a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2, was identified in Wuhan, China, causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that the World Health Organization (WHO) named…Read More
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) There are many things we don’t know about this new coronavirus. What is stated below is based on current knowledge, but as information and experience develops, recommendations may change. In this context, we are called as individuals and as a church to: Help contain the spread of…Read More