From Pastor Donnie Gullion 8/25
While things in the state are looking up generally, they are unchanged and in some ways going in the wrong direction in the city. This means that those in the state can loosen some restrictions and not be as concerned, but for those of us in the city those concerns should still be in place.
The reported cases have surpassed 10,000. The city's top health official, Dr. Sarah Moyer, said, "Our wildfire is getting more intense and it is spreading. We're having widespread community transmission." As a result, the Mayor is extending the order declaring a state of emergency for another 30 days through September 30.
The Jefferson County Covid site has some good summaries and pieces of data you may find interesting. We are now in the red, but as a couple weeks ago we were in the yellow, indicating that things are not improving in the city.
White House Coronavirus Task Force report on Kentucky also indicates that Jefferson County still remains a problem as cases are increasing and not maintaining.
The task force also noted that Jefferson, Fayette and Warren counties represent almost 40% of new cases in the state.
While things are generally improving, this isn't particularly good news for us here in the city. I had hoped by now that things would have tapered off or at least maintained a level of stability, and we would be able to entertain more opportunities to do church again. While still thinking about that, these facts are indicating that whatever we think about start still has to be done with the same vigilance that we exercised early on, given that there are more people with the virus in the city now than two months ago when everyone was really concerned and taking strict precautions. We will absolutely get through this, and there is definitely some light at the end of the tunnel. We are just not yet at the end of the tunnel, but we will be.
This is a good time to remind you to stay home if you think you might be sick. If you do test positive for the virus and have attended church, please let Sue or me know.
Well, enough with the not so cheery news! Please join us for our Wednesday Zoom meeting and study. That is a bright spot in the week where we can all get together and view a study and talk and socialize for a little while.
We also invite you to our Sunday Worship Service at 10:45 AM. If you are not comfortable joining us in person, our service can be attended by our Facebook page live stream. The services are also available after the service.
Soli Deo Gloria