March 11, 2020
Hello Foothills family!
We’re all too aware of the Coronavirus; it dominates every news story – as it should. While leadership at Foothills Alliance Church aren’t responding to the outbreak in fear, we are monitoring the situation carefully.
We want to assure you that we’re being diligent in keeping Foothills Alliance Church a safe and healthy place. Today our staff members teamed up to sanitize different high touch areas of the church, and we'll soon have volunteers in place to continue this important task.
Some additional precautions we've taken include making sure all our bathrooms and sanitizing stations have proper signage on best hygiene practices. We have also increased how often we’re cleaning children’s toys, along with other commonly used items across the church, such as handles and railings.
We’re asking you to help prevent our church from being exposed to the virus. We believe you play a vital role in protecting yourself, as well as other Foothills family members during this outbreak.
Avoid close interactions with people, since the Coronavirus primarily spreads through water droplets spread from the mouth and nose
Avoid touching your eyes, mouths or nose
Use good hygiene practices, including frequent hand washing
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available
Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette, such as sneezing into your arm or a tissue
Monitor your health, and contact your primary health provider or 811 Health Link if you have questions or concerns about your health
As of March 10 there have been 14 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Alberta, and those numbers are expected to grow. While Alberta’s top health officials have rated the risk of catching the virus low, it’s still important to protect yourself and others around you.
For those who aren’t feeling well, please stay home and join us online for our weekend services! We’d love for you to continue journeying with us in knowing God, reaching neighbours, loving others and serving the world! You can tune online here: bit.ly/FoothillsLive.
Just because you’re not here during the weekend doesn’t mean you can’t give back. Did you know you can also give online? Visit <object height="0">www.foothillsalliance.com/give</object> for more information.
Thank you for being part of our family, please pray that the virus doesn’t continue to spread, and for those who have been impacted by it.
Trusting God together,
Ian Trigg, Lead Pastor