Gathering Again 2020-08-07T10:39:16-04:00

Gathering Again

Due to the highly infectious nature of COVID-19, the lack of available testing, the absence of an effective treatment for the disease, and the time needed to prepare for gathering again leads the Bishop’s Office to recommend abstaining from in-person gatherings through Forward Virginia Safer at Home Phase 1, Phase 2, and possibly beyond. As each new Phase of reopening occurs in Virginia, congregational leaders will need to consider how to protect the health and well-being of the entire community, not simply do what is allowable or legal. 

Use the links below to access the recommendations from the Office of the Bishop on Gathering Again, the Guidance from the ELCA on Returning to In-Person Worship, and the Forward Virginia website from the Governor Northam’s Office. Please carefully review the information found at all four links as you begin preparations for gathering again.

For additional COVID-19 related resources and information, go to: vasynod.org/covid-19