Georgetown's Christ Church Canceled After Priest Tests Positive for Coronavirus | RELEVANT Magazine

D.C. officers are urging the tons of of people that attended Christ Church in Georgetown, Virginia on Sunday to self-quarantine after Reverend Timothy Cole examined constructive for the coronavirus. The Episcopalian church rector is the primary confirmed case within the District, in line with the Washington Submit.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser requested the some 500 individuals who’ve worshipped at Christ Church since March 1 to spend the subsequent two weeks in isolation if attainable, in Washington’s first broad self-quarantine order. Cole shook palms and served communion throughout the Sunday service, and is at present in steady situation at MedStar Georgetown College Hospital.

Anjali Talwalkar, senior deputy director for the group well being administration on the D.C. Well being Division, mentioned individuals who got here inside six toes of Cole within the final two weeks of February and the primary week of March are at “medium risk.”

That’s when our case was symptomatic, so anyone who was probably uncovered throughout that point, out of warning and greatest practices for illness management, thats the advice, Talwalkar instructed reporters.

Cole had not been touring abroad. Consultants say he could have caught the coronavirus whereas attending a convention of Episcopal leaders in Louisville, Kentucky. The CDC is involved with convention organizers.

On Fb, Reverend Crystal Hardin confirmed the information to Christ Church members and introduced that each one companies could be quickly canceled.

“Above all else, we know that whether we meet in person or in spirit, not one of us is alone while we have each other,” she wrote. “And, we firmly believe that we are held in Gods embrace through it all. Praying without ceasing for all affected, for all in fear, and for all who are working to find solutions.”

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