When the President of the United States, the Vice-President and other high-level officials give over an hour of their time every day for a week to speak to the American people about an issue, it is time to slide forward in your chair.
The proclamation of 15 days to slow the spread was held in front of cameras on Monday 3/16. That was the day we saw American infections hit 4,000. On Sunday morning, 3/22 the Johns Hopkins University tracking site showed 26,747 confirmed American cases.
4,000 on Monday, 26,747 by Sunday. If that were a financial investment, we would be all in.
Listen to and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
IF YOU ARE AN OLDER AMERICAN, stay home and away from other people.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION—such as a significant heart or lung problem—stay home and away from other people.
Page two of that now famous document starts with the statement;
DO YOUR PART TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS
Even if you are young, and otherwise healthy, you are at risk—and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
Seven more categories were listed; including this one;
AVOID SOCIAL GATHERINGS in groups of more than 10 people.
American churches, please listen. Is it appropriate to cancel large venue meetings in the face of this new invisible enemy? That’s debatable, especially in rural areas. If you error on the side of caution you may be considered an “over-reactor.” If you error on the side of denial, the impact could be far worse.
It is time to lead. Be bold and change. There is help being offered in regards to live streaming. Life.Church (Edmond, OK) is sharing a platform they built as a free resource for all churches. Get that package here: https://churchonlineplatform.com/
Think About it…
We are almost half-way through the 15-day drastic change to slow the spread. By April 1st, we will see how effective we were as a nation.