COVID cases are currently at the highest level in Michigan since the start of 2021, and positive cases continue to rise. Bishop David Bard encourages continued patience and caution.
BISHOP DAVID BARD
It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It’s been inspiring to see how people of faith have found creative and caring ways to keep serving those in need and new ways to worship, all without being able to gather in-person.
And now a finish line is in sight, with life-saving vaccines soon available everywhere.
As caring people of faith, we need to keep making thoughtful decisions to protect everyone around us until everyone who is able can get a vaccine.
So, for now,
- Please follow state health guidelines on gathering in-person.
- Wear masks and socially distance when in public.
- Wash your hands often.
- And when a vaccine is offered, I hope you will choose to do what I did and get vaccinated. It’s good for you. It’s good for those around you.
Vaccination is the most important step for those of us who want to gather again indoors safely. I think that’s something we can all agree to work and pray for.
Up to date coronavirus information and guidelines may be found on the Michigan Conference Health Risk Management website.
The Michigan Conference wishes you a safe and blessed Holy and a happy Easter.