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Coronavirus: What You Should Know

What is the Coronavirus and how is it transmitted?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that, like the common cold and flu, can spread from person to person. Symptoms can be mild to severe and include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

Who is at risk?
The CDC reports that the immediate health risk of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the general public in the U.S is low. However, each of us can minimize the spread of this and other germs like the common cold and flu by following basic hygiene best practices.

What can you do?
To keep you and your family healthy:

  • Properly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing the happy birthday song 2x)

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, flush or throw it away (preferably a covered trashcan) and wash your hands (or sneeze or cough into your elbow)

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • Get proper sleep (e.g., at least seven hours each night)

  • Practice good nutrition

  • If you are sick, stay home (allow 24 hours without fever and use of fever reducing medication before going out), call the Diaconate number at 301-434-2456 ext.6 for prayer. Worship service can be viewed from our website or on Facebook Live.

  • If you think you may have been exposed, please contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation

How to talk with your kids.

  • Assess what your child(ren) knows

  • Listen to your child(ren)’s feelings and/or fears

  • Talk at an age appropriate level

  • Emphasize and model good hygiene (e.g. handwashing (singing the ABCs) and covering your cough and sneeze)

What is the church doing?

The CPBC leadership is taking a variety of actions such as:

  • monitoring and discussing developments in the movement of the Coronavirus 

  • being available to talk and pray with members who have concerns about the Coronavirus; and

  • increasing diligence and attention when cleaning the building and serving food