National Faith and Blue Weekend

From DHS, the National Faith and Blue Weekend.

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Mental Health Toolkit

From NYCity: this 57 page handbook titled Mental Health Toolkit for Faith and Community Leaders. 


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New Resources from FEMA/CISA

Faith-based organizations. Additional sources re cybersecurity included.

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Critical Role of Faith Communities

The Critical Role of Faith Communities in Fighting Covid 19. Podcast from Johns Hopkins Univ.. [Note it downloads slowly, so be patient.]

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Churches as Major Source of Covid-19

Churches Were Eager to Reopen. Now They Are a Major Source of Coronavirus Cases. The virus has infiltrated Sunday services, church meetings and youth camps. More than 650 cases have been linked to reopened religious facilities.

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Resources re Covid-19

The NYDIS has an excellent collection of guidance re Covid-19.

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CDC Guidance for Community Groups and Houses of Worship

Guidance re reopening for community groups and houses of workship

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Choir Singers Do Spread Germs

From the WashPost: White House and CDC Remove Coronavirus Warnings About Choirs in Guidance.

Sadly the White House has corrupted the CDC. This revised guidance makes no sense and is dangerous to the health of attendees of religious services.

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Reopening Checklists for Faith-Based Organizations – revised

As of Friday afternoon, May 22: Interim Guidance for Administrators and Leaders of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Here is another resource for faith-based organizations. See this 17 page document titled PANDEMIC REOPENING & REENTRY CHECKLIST FOR FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, Version 1.0 ; 15 May 2020.

This document is available from  The Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO). There are various categories of membership, one of which is free.


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Webinar – May 12

Today, Tuesday, May 12th, at 5:30 PM (ET) we invite you to join FEMA Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on best practices for emergency planning and COVID-19 reconstitution from a faith leader’s perspective.

Rev. Dr. Miriam Burnett of the Jones Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA. will talk about her experience as a medical doctor – and pastor – in preparing her congregation as well as the AME Church denomination during times of disaster. Learn how she plans for emergencies, including pandemics, for congregations of different sizes and locations.

REGISTER HEREEmergency Planning From A Pastor’s Perspective Webinar Registration

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