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News.

Resources.

Encouragement from ABCRM.

*Updated as of
(Aug.10):

Rope Course in Summer Camp

Christian Camps couldn't stop COVID-19 this summer

So, what does this mean for all of  us now that it's almost time for school to start?

College Campus

Bible colleges and evangelical universities cut staff due to Coronavirus

Like seminaries, religious institutions face long-lasting difficulties ahead

counseling

CDC Worksheet offers tools to help those with increased drug & alcohol use during COVID-19. 

USEFUL DATA

Federal health officials have just released their testing plans for all states for the rest of 2020.

wellness

Discover ways to help others--or yourself--to cope with the stress and anxiety of this time.

Community

| NEWS | Is the Sturgis rally the right display of fearlessness during a pandemic?

CDC releases new guidelines for reopening churches & more
The CDC has released a new set of checklists for churches, camps, and other organizations to follow in order to safely reopen and to prevent more outbreaks.
A conversation about "reopening churches"
ABC-USA offers these tips on how to start preparing your church today. View the guidelines.
Wyoming offers online emergency-ready tools
The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security has shared these ongoing resources to be prepared for any emergency.
View the list now.
A Pastoral Letter about PPP (Payroll funds)
Click to read our Executive Minister's letter about his perspective on the newest round of Payroll Protection Program funds.
Will coronavirus forever change society?
Politico has asked 34 "big thinkers" about how this virus will permanently affect us--including church worship.
Wyoming sees a chance to reopen, but worries about a COVID comeback
Gov. Gordon allows restaurants, hair salons, and some churches to open--with a aim for 25 people or less.
Real-time updates of statistics
View the latest tracking map of cases and other information from Johns Hopkins. Click here.
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Watch devotionals of "hope"
View how we came together as a region.  Watch now!
When you reopen, here's some sage advice about staying safe
A global health expert shares a phased-plan approach to reopen.
Click to read more.
Some tips for better online services
And can we really connect with God virtually?
Hidden outbreaks of COVID-19 might have appeared earlier in the US
We might have experienced the virus sooner, but didn't know about it.
Overloaded with Coronavirus news and links?
Here's a list of some links that really pertain to our ABCRM family:

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

As the coronavirus spreads, the CDC has a self-checking tool and a list of resources of how to find help if you're feeling sick. Please call ahead before going to see your doctor or medical professional.

For more information, click here to view the latest advice and self-checker.

How do I find local information?

On both the state and the local county level, a number of hotlines and/or Web site information is being provided to the public.

Colorado: For the most recent statistics and guidelines on how to access healthcare resources.

CO-Help also has a toll free hotline at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

New Mexico: For a list of frequently asked questions and for updated Coronavirus cases in the state.

A hotline also is available at 1-855-600-3453.

Utah: The state Department of Health has updated information and resources.

A hotline is available at 1-800-456-7707.

Wyoming: Latest state cases and locations are offered online.

Inquiries can be made at 1-888-996-9104.

Pastoral concerns

What are some resources for pastors and churches?

* Encourage at risk members to limit their public exposure

* Provide other forms of worship remotely

* Offer to open the church for limited periods for less than 10 people

* Cleanliness is next to godliness ... proper church maintenance

* Social distance is the new "normal" -- maintain a space of 6-feet

Theological concerns

As pastors and ministerial caregivers, the concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic might mean some changes in how we physically show our Christian love (i.e., handshakes), but theologically, the Bible speaks about our sense of fearlessness in troublesome times.

 

Here are some resources to speak compassionately and theologically about such a pandemic--and the legitimate feeling of "worry" of "fear."