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October 14, 2020
Dear Church Family,
As per our previous email , the committee on reopening on-site worship was very excited and enthusiastic regarding the “ projected “ on-site service for October 18 th. Our plan has been to follow local ( Loudon County ) COVID - 19 data, and to make our recommendations based on two very important measures 1) Total number of COVID -19 cases / 100,000 pop. and 2) Percent positivity of actual tests performed ( number of positive cases per 100 tests ). Unfortunately, both of these parameters in Loudon County have significantly worsened over the past 7 days, ( a week ago 24 cases / 100,000, now 38 cases / 100,000 , and percent positivity has gone from 8.7% to 12.8% during same time period ) ,making it impossible for us, in good conscience, to advocate October 18 th as our next on-site worship date. Since these criteria are reported on a 7 day average , we will continue to meet, and report, on a weekly basis while monitoring the effect of this pandemic on our community. THIS IS NOT THE INFORMATION WE HAD HOPED TO SHARE. May God give us all patience, peace, and comfort during this unsettling time. We are hopeful, and prayerful, that this situation will show improvement in the near future so that we can SAFELY worship in person once again.
Love and Peace,
Your Committee on On-Site Worship
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