MESSAGE TO THE PASTORS

Dear Pastors,
As you know, the entire world has been hit hard by COVID-19/Coronavirus. As a result, there is a lot of misinformation that exists.

We care deeply about our community here in Rancho Cordova, and I wanted to reach out to you and provide important information that I respectfully ask you to share with your congregations. This information will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our families and our communities safe.

First, it’s critical for everyone to do two things to help stop the spread:

  1. Follow the Governor’s and County’s Stay-at-Home Public Health Orders, which require that you stay at your place of residence except when you need necessities, such as food or medical supplies. You may go outside to care for pets, go on a walk, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors, as long as you do not gather in a group, and there is at least six feet between you and other people.
  2. Do the Five:
  • HANDS: Wash them often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
  • ELBOW: Cough or sneeze into it, or into a tissue that is immediately thrown away.
  • FACE: Don’t touch it, especially your nose, mouth and eyes.
  • SPACE: Keep a safe distance from others (at least 6 feet).
  • HOME: Stay at home, especially if you are sick.

Second, I’ve included a fact sheet for both English and Russian speakers that outlines key facts about this disease. I hope you will consider providing this to your congregations and posting to both your websites and to social media. With both Palm Sunday and Easter almost upon us, this is a great opportunity to provide this information to your congregations.

Lastly, the City of Rancho Cordova and our Rancho Cordova Police Department are taking extra measures to reach out to our entire community to give them the resources to help keep them safe. If there is something you think is not being addressed, please contact me or City Manager Cyrus Abhar, so that we can find solutions. The health and safety of the community is our highest priority.

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David Sander, Ph.D.

Mayor of Rancho Cordova

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