PA Council of Churches resources for Covid-19

March 28, 2020


Today, the Pennsylvania Council of Churches released A Pastoral Statement at a Time of Global Pandemic. Please feel free to share with your congregations or in other ways as you see fit.


We have been maintaining a page with a variety of COVID-19 resources here, updated nearly daily. Here are the most recent additions (note in particular addition of resources for comfort):


New York State Council of Churches’ Coronavirus Guide for Pastoral Leaders, Judicatories, and Congregations


New PA Department of Agriculture COVID-19 Resources

  • PA Department of Agriculture Community Feeding Guidance

  • PA Department of Agriculture Guidance for Agricultural Producers

  • COVID-19 Guidance for Grocery and Convenience Stores


New FederalCOVID-19 Resources

  • Waiver Granted: Food at Congregate Feeding Sites Can be Packaged and Carried Out

  • What You Need to Know About the Government’s Break for Student Loan Borrowers Amid the Coronavirus

  • New CDC Guidance: Unsheltered Homelessness and COVID-19)

  • Financial Relief for Small Businesses & Nonprofits (seeking clarification on whether congregations are eligible)


Information for Persons Who Wish to Volunteer During COVID-19


PA School Closures Extended, New Legislation Reduces Standardized Test Score Impact on Teachers


Overview of Immigrant Eligibility for Medical Assistance


Watch a Doctor Demonstrate How to Safely Bring Groceries Home During the Coronavirus Crisis


Love and Comfort in a Time of Global Pandemic—Assorted Resources


We hope that you find this information helpful as you continue to navigate these choppy waters.


Blessings and peace,


Rev. Sandra L. Strauss

Director of Advocacy & Ecumenical Outreach

Pennsylvania Council of Churches

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