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Covid 19 Response Task Force-FAQ

1. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? (Noted by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control))

People with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. While this list is not exhaustive, people with the following symptoms may have COVID-19.  Go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html for more information.”

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

2. What is the GSLC COVID-19 Task Force?

  • The Covid-19 Response Task Force (CTF) was created by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Council, to plan the safe reopening of the the church for in person worshiping and activities.
  • The entire team is working hard to ensure that GSLC is compliant with ELCA and CDC recommendations and guidelines
  • The CTF reports to and make recommendations to the Council for their consideration.
  • The Task Force is comprised of church staff and volunteers. These include people representing committees from Council, Worship and Music and Facilities Maintenance. We also have medical professionals, researchers and legal professionals on our committee.
  • The Task Force from time to time, will gather feedback from members of the congregation to get a barometer for the opinions of individuals, staff, committees, group leaders and church volunteers.
  • The main objective of the CTF is to create a living document for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, that can be utilized and enforced under any situations of health emergency similar to Covid-19.
  • All recommendations of the CTF to the Good Shepherd Congregation, must be approved by the Church Council.

3. Who is allowed into the Good Shepherd building?

  • All worship and activities for Good Shepherd are online.
  • The office currently remains open, with limited staff, to effectively run and maintain the office and work of Good Shepherd
  • The office is open Monday-Friday, from the hours 9 – 3. Please call ahead if you need attention from any of our staff members.
  • No groups or individuals are allowed to meet inside Good Shepherd without the permission of the CTF. This is to maintain a healthy environment for our staff and to limit any contamination as we develop procedures for effectively reopening the church.
  • Volunteers, vendors and maintenance workers are permitted by staff only, to satisfy the needs of the functions of the church and property.

4. What are the primary resources the CTF is using to guide their decisions?

5. Who can I direct my questions too concerning COVID-19 and GSLC.

The Covid Task Force understands that you may have many questions as we navigate this new church environment. If you have questions for the Covid-19 Task Force, please direct them to CTF@gslutheran.org