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BGAV Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, churches around the world are finding new, creative ways to be the Church. Whether your church is tech-savvy or doesn’t even have an email address, there are resources to help you and your congregation navigate this unprecedented time as a family of faith.

NEW Re-gathering Guidance: Updated November 13, 2020

In response to the recent spike in COVID cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Northam issued new restrictions related to public and private gatherings, as well as an expanded mask-wearing mandate.

According to the Governor’s press secretary, Alena Yarmosky, the 25-person limit on group gatherings does not apply to churches, workplaces, or schools. The rule applies to gatherings such as parties, celebrations, and social events. Read the updated restrictions.  
 
The mask mandate has expanded to include children beginning at age five (rather than age 10 as it previously stated).
 
Executive Order 67 was also updated on November 13 and contains specific guidance for churches/religious services (available on pages 11-12 of this document).
 
The Governor’s office states that no questions will be answered until at least Monday, November 16. BGAV will continue to monitor the news and offer guidance as it becomes available.  

Resources for Your Church

Please use the sidebar menu to explore the numerous resources we have compiled for you and your church to use as we continue to worship “together” during this time of social distancing and gradual re-gathering.

Access the latest general information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control.

Ways You Can Respond and/or Request Help

Complete any or all of the forms below as indicated, and we will respond as is appropriate.

My church would like to apply for a BGAV grant of up to $1,000
to help our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apply Now

I have a story to share about how we are responding
in our church/community to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Share a Story

I would like to add my name/my church to the list of state volunteers and/or sites willing and able to respond to COVID-19-related needs in my community.
Add My Name

I would like to request prayer and/or a personal contact from a chaplain.
Submit a Request

Donate to Our COVID-19 Response!
Give to help BGAV volunteers and churches responding to COVID-19 with grants to support local church ministries and with other response-related ministry opportunities as they arise.
Donate Now