Mar7SatHandshakes are on hold at CAC and other precautions March 7, 2020
Undoubtedly, you are already taking precautions at home and at work to avoid contracting the new coronavirus, COVID-19. As a church, we would like to instill some precautionary measures to ensure your safety, including putting handshakes on hold.
Each week we work hard to ensure our environments are clean and safe for you and your family. We take the following steps to prevent the spread of germs:
- Hand sanitizer is located throughout our building.
- Staff and volunteers follow hand-washing procedures.
- Volunteers follow safe and sanitary diaper-changing procedures.
- Children are instructed to wash their hands after using the bathroom.
- Staff remove children from the classroom if they appear to be sick. Parents are immediately paged to pick them up.
- Greeters will give smiles and words of welcome instead of handshakes.
- During our weekly "Greet your Neighbour" we ask that you refrain from handshakes and fist-bumps and offer a warm hello and smile instead.
AS A REMINDER:
- Wash your hands with warm soapy water, often.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- If you or your family members are experiencing or have recently experienced symptoms associated with the flu or the common cold (fever, persistent cough, headache, chills, or unexplained rash), we ask that you stay home and take care of yourself.
- Our sermon/messages are posted on our website following the Sunday service and can be found at www.cobourgalliance.ca/listen/all-sermons
Together we can mitigate both risk and fear in our community by exercising due diligence. Thanks in advance for caring for and about those around you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
CAC Elders and Staff
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that circulate in animals including humans and may cause illness in them. Human coronaviruses are common and can range from mild illnesses such as the common cold, to severe illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans
SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) range from common to severe respiratory illnesses and include:
- difficulty breathing
- pneumonia and kidney failure
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF?
Public Health Ontario states that good handwashing is your first defense.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick if possible.
- Use proper cough/sneeze etiquette – (cough or sneeze into your sleeve and then wash your hands). Try to avoid touching your face – especially eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home and away from other people, get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids.
- Wash your hands!
- If you are sicker than a “common cold” seek medical attention especially if you have been travelling.
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