With growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, we want to let you know how The Village Church Denton is responding.

We will update this page immediately and email our church as circumstances change.  If you are not subscribed to our email list you can do so by clicking here.

 

Next Steps

For care needs, visit our Care and Prayer page.

To participate in our Sunday services, please visit our Regathering page.

 

Community Needs

We desire to be a church that loves their neighbors and supports the community.  We know many in our church who are meeting needs and we wanted to share some opportunities to serve ministries and organizations serving the most vulnerable among us. These needs are changing quickly and we will continue to update this page.

 

  • Serve Denton: This organization partners with nonprofits to help make their services more accessible for people in need. This page lists a variety of volunteer opportunities and donation requests for COVID-19 relief with many organizations in the community. https://www.servedenton.org/volunteer

 

  • Denton Community Food Center: Our local food pantry is running low and is requesting donations. You can find more information on what and where to donate here. http://www.dentoncfc.org/

What precautions can people take against coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Per the Centers for Disease Control, the best weapon against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is prevention. So, we encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow, rather than your hand.
  • Disinfect objects and surfaces regularly.

We’d also encourage you to read through the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations on best individual care practices. You can read that here.

 

How can I better understand the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Information in this section is from the World Health Organization. For more detailed information, please refer to their website. 

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness – an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It’s part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold. The coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to many other countries.

The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While most people recover from the virus without needing special treatment, older people and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention

Like many viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. They will update this status regularly on their website. For more information, please refer to the World Health Organization website.