Latest Health and Safety Updates
Update: January 19, 2021
The Wisconsin Conference Covid-19 Taskforce, along with Bishop Jung, have updated recommendations and resources to help clergy and laity leadership in local churches determine the best practices for returning to in-person worship. Read More
Update: December 28, 2020
The Wisconsin United Methodist Church COVID-19 Taskteam has updated recommendations and resources to give a clearer idea of hazards and effective protection during worship and other in-person activities, such as live music performance. Resource summaries are provided by Dr. Lance Peterson.
November 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious health and safety issue that affects all aspects of our lives. Among the myriad of challenges, we need to find ways to help those who are isolated and struggling at this time, but health and safety come first. As United Methodists please help us to stem the spread of the coronavirus in our Conference and our communities by following guidelines from public health and infectious disease experts.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10 Governor Tony Evers released a statement calling for unity and cooperation, urging Wisconsinites to stay home as much as possible. Evers shared a report of 7,000 new cases and 66 deaths from COVID-19 in Wisconsin and warned that without important steps to stop new infections, thousand of people in Wisconsin my die before the new year. SEE FULL STATEMENT.
The New York Times website provides a updated database showing trends of reported infection rates, coronavirus-related deaths, and new clusters at the state and county level.
Data is presented from the CDC, Census Bureau, and local sources. Click here to visit the New York Times interactive coronavirus site. Links to more resources can be found below.
Wisconsin Conference COVID-19 Taskteam
Annual Conference Presentation - October 28, 2020
Quick Reference Resources:
Updates from the Conference COVID-19 Taskteam
September 29, 2020 - Indoor Ventilation, Post Diagnosis Activity and Trauma Treatment
August 10, 2020 - Taskteam Updates and Resources for Communicating with Parishioners and Groups
June 23, 2020 - Returning to Church: Three Important Steps to Keep Us Safe
Public Resources and Guidelines
State Guidelines and Latest Updates
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Outbreaks in Wisconsin
- Track current Wisconsin investigation details.
- Updates will be posted by 2 p.m. on weekdays.
- From Governor Evers:
Additional Government Resources
- Center for Disease Control
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- These resources are mainly geared towards schools, but there are several resources that churches may find helpful