Update on our church members who tested positive for COVID-19:
- Person A, who visited the hospital for pneumonia symptoms on June 15 and received a positive test result, is currently still hospitalized but in stable condition.
- Person A’s family member (Person B) who tested positive on June 19 was retested this week and received a negative test result.
- The member of our church staff (Person C) who visited Person A at their home tested positive on June 20 and is currently quarantined at home and in good health.
- Two members (Persons D and E) of Person C’s family have recently tested positive and are currently quarantined at home and in good health.
- Person F, who met with this staff member, tested positive on June 23 and is currently quarantined at home and in good health.
- On July 1, another church member (Person G) informed the church that they had tested positive. This incident is completely separate from and unrelated to the illnesses of Persons A-F.
Of these seven people mentioned above, only Person C (the staff member) attended the on-site worship services that started in June.
Contact Tracing Update:
- Everyone else who was in contact with Person A has tested negative.
- Everyone else who was in contact with Person C has either tested negative or is awaiting test results.
- Everyone who attended the on-site worship service on June 14 has been asked to get tested for COVID-19 because Person C was in attendance (total 27 people).
- As of July 1, 24 people have received their test results and they are all negative.
- People who had stopped by the church building during the week of June 14 or had family members who attended the June 14 on-site worship service were voluntarily tested, and they all received negative test results.
Since June 14, the church building has been closed to everyone except church staff.
On Monday June 22, we hired professional cleaners to disinfect all the buildings and classrooms of the church, including the trailers.
There have been false rumors about the current situation of our church circulating within the Korean community, and there are even rumors related to certain small businesses that are harming these businesses. None of the affected people listed above are connected with these small businesses. The church is updating our community about this situation transparently and quickly through the cell group leaders. Please do not pay attention to false information, and if you have any questions, please seek accurate information from your cell group leaders or through the church office.
One of the people who tested positive had almost no symptoms and has now re-tested negative. Please pray that the others will recover quickly. Please respect the privacy of those affected by this virus and refrain from careless words or unnecessary discussion so as not to cause further pain to the impacted families.
The daily number of confirmed cases in the NC region continues to break records, and the risk of community infection is high. Please continue to follow the recommended safety guidelines: wear a mask when you go out, wash your hands frequently, and keep six feet apart from other people. We pray that you and your family will be safe and healthy during this time.