In this time of uncertainty, we encourage everyone to continue educating themselves and remain informed. We must also remain faithful in the love that God has for us. We reject the classification of this being a “foreign virus” or a “Chinese virus” rather, it is a global pandemic affecting us all regardless of race, class, nationality or socioeconomic situation. We must stand together and support one another showing God’s love to our brothers and sisters.
35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What is Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. The Novel Coronavirus was first detected in December 2019 and soon spread around the world, making it a pandemic. Because it is a new virus, people have little or no immunity to it. This allows the virus to spread quickly from person to person around the world. It may take months before an effective vaccine is developed.
What are the symptoms?
What are the restrictions in NYC?
Should I travel?
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad at this time due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel without notice.
Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
New York State Department of Health https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/nyregion/nyc-schools-closed-coronavirus.html
U.S. Department of State https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-3-health-advisory-issue.html
Respuesta de la ciudad de Nueva York al nuevo coronavirus