March 15, 2020 4:00PM
To: Those attending Elliot Lake Fellowship Baptist Church
From: Board of Deacons
Sunday Services and all other meetings scheduled for ELFBC are being suspended until the concerns over public congregating and the special risk to those over 65 years of age are diminished. The Board will update the website as the status of meetings changes.
As a group we are committed to monitoring the COVID-19 situation and responding to information as it is released. We will review notifications from the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and our local Public Health districts. We will remain vigilante as we navigate our response to the virus.
Public Health Ontario is indicating that the number of cases is changing; however, the risk to Ontarians is still considered low.
If you are ill, or experiencing symptoms, please stay home. The Ministry of Health lists COVID-19 symptoms as fever or cough or difficulty breathing. Anyone who is ill and who must visit a health care professional is required to call ahead and advise of their potential respiratory illness. Advise them of any travel you may have taken.
If you suspect you may have COVID-19 please contact your local health unit, your medical practitioner or Telehealth Ontario 1.866.797.0000. They will advise you on appropriate measures.
If your condition warrants self-quarantine, please refrain from attending services and meetings.
To reduce your risk to COVID-19:
• Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
• Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Finally, if you have been recommended to self-quarantine or monitor by a physician and wish to contact the Pastor or Deacons please reach out by phone or email and we will get back. We encourage you to also review information available on the Fellowship Website.