Updates from the elders: The elders met this past week to review the impact of COVID-19 on our congregation and consider our response. This letter to the congregation outlines our plans during the next phase of the pandemic.
After monitoring the recommendations of global, national, and local leadership and in consultation with our COVID-19 Task Force and ministry staff, the CMR elders have decided to suspend all CMR gatherings for the time being. We are learning from our global neighbors that countries with the most impressive results controlling the spread of this virus are also those following some of the most intense quarantine protocols. As a biomedical researcher many of us know and trust told me recently, “It seems essential that we avoid large gatherings. This has nothing to do with fear or panic but rather to do with caring for our community by trying to prevent spread of a virus that is targeting the vulnerable ill and elderly.”