Resources for Church Leaders about the COVID-19 Pandemic


Information about COVID-19 is changing seemingly by the hour. Tom Pruski, a registered nurse and director of Wesley Theological Seminary’s Heal the Sick Initiative, urges church leaders to stay current with the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This webpage from the Centers for Disease Control has the latest updates and Information and should be checked regularly.

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
This webpage from the Centers for Disease Control includes recommendations for preventing the spread of coronavirus in homes, educational settings, workplaces, faith organizations, and at large gatherings.

COVID-19: Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders
This webpage from the Centers for Disease Control provides interim guidance, a checklist for faith and community leaders, cleaning and disinfection recommendations, and more .

COVID-19: Recommended Preventative Practices and FAQs for Faith-based and Community Leaders
This PDF from The Partnership Center and the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services includes links to information for congregations and additional information.


Heal the SickWesley Theological Seminary’s Heal the Sick program seeks to equip faith community members and leaders to support congregations’ development of health ministries and link such ministries with hospitals, community organizations, public health institutions, and health care providers.


About Author

Tom Pruski

Tom Pruski, RN, MAPS, DMin, is Director of the Heal the Sick program, part of the seminary’s Community Engagement Institute, which coordinates and develops faith community health networks as well as institutional and congregational partnerships. He has over 22 years of health ministry experience, training health advocates and working with congregations, congregational health ministry networks, hospitals, universities, public health, local, state, and national government agencies.

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