PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
The safety and well-being of our members, families and friends are top priority, during the heightened awareness of the Coronavirus disease and its potential impact on our communities.
All developments related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continue to be closely monitored by Church Leadership.
As described by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that mainly spreads from person to person (within about six feet) through sneezing and coughing.
Virus first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
For more information, access the CDC Resource page or, at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
BE AWARE OF SOME PROTECTIVE MEASURES
The World Health Organization recommends these protective measures for the community.
Wash hands frequently
Maintain social distancing – at least three feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
Avoid touching, eyes nose and mouth
Practice respiratory hygiene (cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze)
If you experience symptoms, get medical care early
As with any major emergency, Beulah will remain vigilant and proactive to ensure that we are prepared to respond, and mitigate this threat. We will continue to coordinate with the proper state and federal officials to provide up-to-date services and information.
For your protection and the safety of others –
REMEMBER THE 3 Cs
Use soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds.
When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
If you are sick stay at home from church, work or school.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many industries have seen a 600% increase in phishing attempts over the last month. There are numerous email campaigns targeting people that solicit sensitive information through malicious links and attachments.
More specifically, cybercriminals are using the pretense of handing out federal stimulus payments to try to steal personal and financial information. Please do not click on links or attachments in emails that ask you to fill out forms in order to qualify for these payments. If you are eligible for a payment, you will receive a payment directly (such as by direct deposit or check) from the Internal Revenue Service.
There has also been an increase in phishing emails claiming to be from authoritative sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and health care organizations tracking COVID-19 pandemic cases. These emails attempt to extract information such as username, passwords, and financial data.
These are age-old tricks cybercriminals use to gain access to your personal information. Please use caution and judgment when responding to requests and stay vigilant of any requests involving money or bank information.