The churchwide executive board of Women of the ELCA strongly encourages congregational units to carefully monitor current federal, state, and local governmental orders and recommendations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the recommendations of their synod.
All caution should be taken to protect the health of participants and their families. Where appropriate, postponing or canceling in-person events may be necessary. If in-person gatherings are being considered, the pastor and congregational council should be consulted.
Congregational units are encouraged to explore virtual opportunities for gathering, and the churchwide staff stand ready to consult on ways to gather virtually.
The churchwide executive board previously encouraged all synodical organizations, conferences, and clusters to postpone or cancel all in-person events through the end of 2020.