What is Hosanna! doing to care for the health of the community?
Because Hosanna! straddles the boundary between Liberty/Clay County and Kansas City, Missouri, the council has agreed it would be prudent to follow the most restrictive social guidelines of the two areas if they are not the same. Therefore, Hosanna! will not have any in-person gatherings through at least May 15 when Kansas City's stay-at-home order expires. Even after stay-at-home orders are lifted, it will likely take longer before large public gatherings are permitted. Online worship opportunities will continue even after we resume gatherings for those who feel it would be safer for them to participate from home.
See our plan for responding to the pandemic, and the steps we would take to keep people safe once gathering again on our Precautions Page. Rather than opening up as if nothing happened, we would walk back our procedures in stages.
Reliable sources for information about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Jesus said to those who believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (John 8:31-32). Facts keep the darkness away. However, knowing where to turn is challenging in our culture. Here are some resources we've found to be reliable...
These resources are available for you:
Clay County COVID-19 Response and Reopening
The Clay County Health Center provides the most local information and recommendations.
Find Clay County's complete set of reporting and resources on their web page.
Although it is still unclear, and would depend on Kansas City's guidelines as well as council consultation, it is unlikely we would meet for worship before Phase 2, Step 2.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services also has a dedicated page about COVID-19. On that page are statistics about the virus in Missouri, a video update from the Department of Health and Human Services, information about a hotline, and more.
You can find their handout about the virus here.
The Department COVID-19 24-hour hotline is 877-435-8411.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the go-to source for everything COVID-19 related. Find all of their information related to the virus here.
The CDC page has a LOT of information that may or may not be relevant to you. To help you navigate, here are a few documents we found especially helpful:
What is Social Distancing?
This graphic from the Clay County Health Center can be helpful in understanding what this means: