Coronavirus update

Live Oak Church Update | March 18, 2020

**Coronavirus Update**

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact continue to evolve and develop, we remain focused on the health and safety of our LOC family. Out of amplitude of caution, we have made the difficult decision to not conduct public events and worship services on our campus for the next two weeks.  At that time we will reevaluate our corporate gatherings based on official notices.

Although we will not be gathering in-person on campus, we hope you, your family and friends will join us for corporate worship online beginning Sunday, March 22 at 10:30 am.

Pastor Aaron will lead a live and unique online worship experience  along with our worship team on Facebook Live.  We know that many of our covenant partners and friends will want to continue giving as they normally would, even if not worshipping in-person. So, if you’re new to online giving or even if you have given online in the past, getting setup takes about 30 seconds.  You can click here to go straight to our giving page.  You can also drop off your donations at the church foyer Sunday's from 9:00am-12:00pm and the church office Tuesday's from 9:00am - 1:00pm, or mail them in. 

Furthermore, please join us in prayer for health and well-being of our church family and community, as well as all who are affected by this virus.

We will continue to provide updates on this site as it relates to all developments regarding Coronavirus. 

What You Can Do:
Live Oak Church will continue to heed the counsel of public health authorities and take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of the community. If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected, with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading:

STEP 1: Stay home except to get medical care 
You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. 

STEP 2: Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home 
People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. 

Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

STEP 3: Seek medical care right away: Call ahead before visiting your doctor 
Call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. 

STEP 4: Wear a Face Mask 
You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room. 

STEP 5: Cover your coughs and sneezes 
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. 

STEP 6: Avoid sharing personal household items 
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water. 

STEP 7: Clean your hands often 
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

STEP 8: Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day 
High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. 

Other Actions to Consider: 
Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by the local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19 Coronavirus. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.