St. Timothy Covid-19 Policy Update

St. Timothy Covid-19 Policy Update

What is St. Timothy doing about Covid-19?

Our continued goal at St. Timothy is to provide a safe environment for all who gather and worship. Our Health and Wellness committee, along with our church council, will continue to follow the current CDC guidelines and recommendations. The CDC guidelines state masks are optional based on the low risk of occurrence in the DuPage County area. Members may choose to wear, or not to wear, a mask while participating in church services or events. Please be respectful of others no matter what your choice. We encourage you to stay home if you or a family member are sick, have any symptoms or have been in recent contact with an individual who tested positive for Covid.

— St. Timothy Health and Wellness Committee

Got Questions?  Feel free to call our church office at 630.355.1330 or email Kim Runge at krunge@sttimothylutheran.com 

 

 

Informative Interview about COVID-19

There are still many unanswered questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Will adults who were vaccinated need a booster? What are the recommendations about vaccinating adolescents ages 12-18 years old? When will elementary age children be vaccinated? Will elementary age children have to wear masks to school in the fall? What will spring of 2022 look like? The recommendations are ever-changing. Below is a video link featuring Chief Medial Officer John Whyte M.D. from WebMD interviewing Rochelle P. Walensky M.D., MPH Director of the Center for Disease Control addressing these questions. Stay educated and stay safe! Kim R. RN

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952645?src=mkm_covid_update_210608_MSCPEDIT&uac=329013CY&impID=3429137&faf=1

Gathering Safely After Receiving the Covid Vaccination

More people are receiving the Covid-19 vaccination. The questions we ask are…Who can we gather with? How do we gather safely? When will we be able to change our current behavior? What does this mean for those not vaccinated? As the Center for Disease Control studies the information available, we are encouraged to do what we can to further the improvement for the resolution of this pandemic. Below is a flyer containing the CDC recommendations as well as some links to review as we progress forward. Feel free to contact me krunge@sttimothylutheran.com with any questions.

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Kim Runge RN

So I Completed My COVID Vaccination, Now What?

Congratulations! You have done your part to keep yourself and others safe from the spread of the Corona virus! You may be wondering, what are the next steps you need to take as we continue this challenging journey together? The CDC has issued guidelines of how we should interact with others once we have completed the required vaccination. Below is the CDC link to access updated information to continue to do your part. I encourage you to access the CDC or our St. Timothy website for continued information and updates. Feel free to email me krunge@sttimothylutheran.com with any questions. Keep up the good work!  Kim RN

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0308-vaccinated-guidelines.html

Yes, I had a positive COVID-19 test

As we continue to move through this current pandemic, the likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19 increases. We have been and will continue to be do our part to combat the spread of this virus with social distancing, wearing face masks and frequent hand washing. What if you or someone you know are among those who have tested positive? Here is a link from Medscape, https://education.webmd.com/viewarticle/916480 outlining symptoms, long-term effects and steps to work with your doctor during and after you recover from COVID-19 that you might find helpful. This article is a culmination of input from various experts in this field. Stay safe. We are all in this together!

Kim R. RN