City of Jenks urges area churches to take Coronavirus precautions

City of Jenks urges area churches to take Coronavirus precautions

As communities around the nation are weighing all options on how to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City of Jenks took the opportunity Friday to message Jenks-area churches on what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has suggested for community and faith-based leaders.

Here are some of the suggestions the CDC is making for all church leaders regarding the Coronavirus:

-Establishing or updating emergency operations plan

-Key prevention strategies in emergency operations plan

-Communication efforts

-Action steps and follow up steps

-Checklist

-Planning

-Preparation

-Action

-Cleaning and disinfection recommendations

Several churches in the Jenks community have already put new policies in place to help with the spread of the virus. Here are some of those new policies:

-Eliminating handshaking

-Limiting or eliminating the “passing” of contribution or tithing baskets. Having a stationary one instead where people can drop off their contribution without having to touch the basket.

-Encouraging everyone to use the provided hand sanitizer placed in the entryway before taking their seat.

-Holding virtual services through Facebok Live, Facetime, or other types of video streaming.

-Eliminating the use of common cup during service.

In its message sent to the faith-based leaders Friday, the City of Jenks included this statement:

“We encourage all our faith-based organizations to continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19.” 

Kyle Salomon

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