TO HELP WEATHER THE COVID-19 CRISIS

The following is  a compilation of authoritative current sources of information on the continuing  COVID-19 pandemic and the response of the church. Please recognize that this is a work in progress, the goal of which is to make useful information to you as soon after it is available to us.  Parts of the site may not work from time to time as we update information. We will do our best to minimize the downtime. Please check back.

From Dahlgren United Methodist Church

Information for members, and our extended church family and friends and the community on what we are striving to do as a church to help in this time of crisis.

Link to Pastor’s Corner

with the latest videos of Sunday messages, Bible Studies, and other thoughts and meditations from Pastor Tom.

Virginia Conference Guidance and Resources

Virginia Conference Coronavirus2020

Portal for access to FAQ, official conference guidance, and letters from Bishop Lewis.

GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH CARE INFORMATION

Sources of regularly update and authoritative information on the progression of the pandemic and national responses.

National Resources

CDC COVID-19 “Microsite”

A portal to comprehensive information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated regularly.

Virginia

Virginia State Health Department COVID Web Site

A portal with links to comprehensive information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with current statistics on State/Regional outbreaks.

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EQUALLY IMPORTANT, INFORMATION TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Check this section regularly for links to information on what are being proposed as good personal practices for avoiding infection.

Do it Yourself Masks

DIY masks, used properly provide a significant level of protection. Below are links a pattern and instructions making a mask, and a link to a video providing specific advice on their proper use and disposal.

Pattern for DIY Mask [Notes:Downloaded from Mary Washington Health Care Web Site. CDC advises use of hottest water setting and thoroughly drying potentially contaminated laundry.  ]
WHO Information on Proper Use of Masks