COVID-19 Response / Virus Prevention Plan
Limited In-Person Services Resuming October 17, 2020
We have approved moving forward with a phased approach to returning. Please review our In-Person Service Guidelines at gainesvilleadventist.org/returnplan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March, 13, 2020 • 9:00pm
RE: All Events SUSPENDED Until Further Notice
Based on the following press release from the Office of Governor Kemp, we are following the recommendation of cancelling all services indefinitely until further notice. We will be live streaming an abbreviated service starting at 11:30am. You can find links at gainesvilleadventist.org/live. We also are encouraging members to utilize online giving for tithes and offerings. You can access the Adventist Giving site at gainesvilleadventist.org/giving or by downloading the AdventistGiving App on iTunes or Google Play.
During our live stream, we will also be providing updates for future services, so please tune in on Vimeo or Facebook tomorrow morning. In the event the WiFi signal is poor at the church, we will be uploading the entire recording online.
Please share this notice with members that you know are not connected via email or the internet.
Communications & Public Relations Director
OUR PREVENTION PLAN
Kemp: Public Health Emergency in Georgia Effective Tomorrow
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
Atlanta, GA – Following President Trump’s national emergency declaration today, Governor Kemp issued the following statement:
“Based on President Trump's emergency declaration, I will declare a public health emergency for the State of Georgia tomorrow morning. This declaration will greatly assist health and emergency management officials across Georgia by deploying all available resources for the mitigation and treatment of COVID-19. In accordance with state law, I will call for a special session of the General Assembly to convene at the State Capitol at 8 AM on Monday, March 16, 2020 to ratify this action through a joint resolution.
"At this time, it is appropriate for faith-based organizations and similar entities to consider cancellation of public events and services."
"At this time, it is appropriate for faith-based organizations and similar entities to consider cancellation of public events and services. Contact your local public health office or consult official sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health, for helpful guidance on decision-making. Elderly citizens and those with chronic, underlying health conditions face a serious threat to their health, and we must do everything in our power to reduce risk associated with this virus. Continue to support one another, be mindful of potential exposure, use best practices to prevent infection, and pray for your fellow Americans in the weeks ahead."
After reviewing state records, it appears that Governor Kemp's declaration tomorrow will constitute Georgia's first ever public health emergency. The applicable code section is O.C.G.A. 38-3-51.
For updates on COVID-19, follow @GeorgiaEMA, @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GEMA.OHS, @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook. For more information, visit the DPH’s coronavirus webpage at https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus.
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