October COVID-19 Advisory Task Force Update
The COVID-19 safety trends in our community are not good, as Dallas County’s recent move back into the red threat-level zone indicates.
But there are causes for hope and progress is being made, especially in treatments for the virus and evolving best practices for staying safe while wading back into public spaces.
We’ve been pleased with Wilshire’s forays into small group meetings and socially distanced outdoor gatherings. The safety guidelines we follow help us feel confident that we’re moving forward in alignment with our SEE principle of providing a Safe Experience for Every Body. And with each event, we learn a bit more about being church in a pandemic.
Your input to church leaders and advisory group members has been invaluable to us as we consider next steps and continue building upgrades to prepare for the day it’s possible for us to again gather in congregational worship. We encourage you to continue to give us a virtual tap on the shoulder when you have an idea or insight. We also want to get a broader view of how our congregation is feeling as we move through the pandemic.
As we did in May, we’re asking you to take a survey to help us understand your needs and your thoughts on Wilshire’s work to support you in this difficult time. Your responses will be anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself. If you want to be contacted, you can provide your phone and/or email. That will help us better respond to individuals’ specific needs.
Wilshire’s COVID-19 Advisory Task Force would like to thank the 417 congregants who completed its latest survey. The Task Force will be working through the results, and a summary will be published in the Tapestry and made available on this page on Friday, Nov. 20.