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The Coronavirus/ Covid-19 and CCCA Congregations

Greetings in the name and by the grace of Jesus Christ.

Rev. Allen Harris, Christian Church Capital Area (CCCA)I wanted to reach out to you as concerns about the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 “Coronavirus” has spread to the United States and into our Region. Certainly the confirmation of cases at a local church, including with the pastor, has heightened fears about communal gatherings, including church services. I am and shall be in prayer for all who have been affected by this disease and those who are fearful and anxious about its spread.

Please know that I am monitoring the situation, as are other Regional Ministers and our denominational leaders. In addition to the wonderful statement included in our bi-weekly e-mail newsletter put out last week by the Office of General Minister & President, the Week of Compassion, and the National Benevolent Association, a very helpful resource page has been created. You can find it at: Please check this out immediately as there are exceptionally helpful and up-to-date resources, some very practical about how to minimize risks in congregational settings and worship services.

I have also put below the links to all the state/ district Departments of Health web pages on the Coronavirus resources for that state/ district for the Capital Area Region.

If you have any specific questions or needs that are not met by the resources on this page, please reach out to me and I will do the best I can to find an answer. And in the meantime, I pray for you the prayer Isaiah prayed in Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”

May it be so. Amen.


Maryland Department Of Health web page on Coronavirus:

Washington, DC Department of Health page on Coronavirus:

Virginia Department of Health page on Coronavirus:

Delaware Department of Health page on Coronavirus:

West Virginia Department of Health page on Coronavirus: