COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATES FOR PASTORS AND CHURCHES
After the recent town hall meeting with the Richmond and Henrico health departments on February 23, 2021, we received the following update that’s relevant to all pastors and churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia:
Pre-registration for all individuals is being done as a statewide effort. Pre-register here if you haven’t done so already. Local health departments are continuing to vaccinate eligible individuals by phases.
BE AWARE that clergy is now classified in Phase 1B for vaccine priority.
If you have already completed the pre-registration form, you do not need to complete it a second time. In the upcoming weeks, you will be able to update your pre-registration and check the Phase 1B Faith Leader box.
If your church is in Henrico or Richmond, the health departments are building a TENTATIVE list of potential diverse vaccination host sites based on certain criteria. If your church is interested in potentially becoming a vaccination host site, please email: email@example.com for locations in Henrico and Richmond. Outside the Richmond area, you may inquire with your local health department (find your local contact information).
On February 24, 2021, the Virginia Governor’s office amended Executive Order 72 related to public and private gatherings. There are no significant changes related to religious gatherings (see p. 13 of this document for details).
We’re working every day to bring to you many of the resources you need to navigate through these challenging times. Together, we can follow God’s call to be the Church while acting responsibly toward our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can access these resources by using the menu on our COVID-19 Resources page. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your regional field strategist. We are committed to walking with you through this crisis as we all seek to be the hands and feet of Christ, advancing the Kingdom together.