All of the resources to support churches, individuals and families are being curated here
Stay home if you're sick, even if you think it's just a cold. To prevent the spread of infection, wear a cloth mask when you go out in public, wash your hands for at least twenty seconds soap and warm water (don't forget your thumbs!), use 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you can't wash your hands, and keep your hands away from your face. Wash your hands: 1. After you have been in a public place; 2. After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing (please cover these with your elbow); 3. After you've come in contact with a dirty surface; 4. As you feel is appropriate given your circumstances. Clean surfaces in your home frequently with an approved disinfectant. The steps you take to prevent the spread of infection impacts the lives of others.
If you feel you may have Coronavirus (Covid-19), or have come in contact with an individual with a confirmed case, call ahead to your doctor's office before going in for an appointment. Your doctor will advise you of next steps, including the need to quarantine (exposure with possible infection) or isolate (confirmed infection with Covid-19).
For information on Coronavirus (Covid-19), Cerro Gordo Public Health has set up a hotline for information and direction: (641) 494-3546 and (641) 494-3547
Gracious God, Lift up all those who are ill across the country and world, and look upon us as we navigate this difficult time in our country and communities. Give us grace to be mindful, thoughtful, and gracious to those around us, ill and healthy, and strengthen us as we are challenged with changes for the good of all humankind. We ask all this in your son's name. Amen.
Please visit this page often to stay up to date with changes at St. John's.
Steps to Preventing Illness and Spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19)
John's Hopkin's Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resource Center
CDC Updates on Coronavirus (Covid-19)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Iowa Covid-19 Statistics