Responding to COVID-19

Web StatementResponding to COVID-19

Web Statement

March 4, 2020

The role of churches, dioceses and compassionate Christians responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is to: 

  • Combat fear with knowledge in order to encourage preparedness and decrease stigma.
  • Maintain operational continuity and continue worship life in the case of potential quarantine and disruption.
  • Show God’s compassion and care to those in our communities who are affected.

Click here for resources and more information about a faith-based response to epidemics. For resources to help your community stay connected during an epidemic, visit

Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund will support the organization’s efforts to respond to this crisis.