Guilford County COVID-19 Data Hub

Click here to view Guilford County Covid Status. Scroll midway down the page to check the community spread level; RED = Mask Required YELLOW = Mask Recommended GREEN = Mask Optional If the Guilford County Covid status is Yellow or Green, Meeting will provide a “Mask Required“ space for friends who wish to worship in person each Sunday.

Bivalent Covid Vaccine / October 2022

Friends are advised that Bivalent Covid vaccines are now available to improve immunity to Covid including variants which have been recently more predominant. These vaccines are available with little or no wait at your local pharmacy and can be given at the same time as your annual Influenza booster. Vaccinated persons, according to recent studies, are ten times less likely to suffer severe repercussions from Covid. Influenza is unfortunately anticipated to be more severe this…

COVID Medical Advisory Committee Report to Called Meeting for Business on Aug. 21, 2022

At Monthly Meeting on 8/21, Janie Foy presented a report from New Garden’s COVID medical advisors (below). Friends in attendance weighed COVID risks against the need for our community to rebuild social and spiritual connections. They agreed to the action steps reported in the NGFM newsletter last week. The COVID medical advisory group will be meeting on Tuesday, 8/30, at 1:00 to answer questions posed by MM about relaxation of COVID guidelines. Those with questions…

COVID Advisory / Aug. 25, 2022

CDC Community Level is High in Guilford County Wear a mask indoors in public Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines Get tested if you have symptoms Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. If you are immunocompromised, learn more about how to protect yourself.…

Approvals from Called Business Meeting on COVID Procedures and Protocols 8/21/2022

• Increase Capacity of Meeting Room to 125. • Continue to publish and post CDC Guilford County hospitalizations, deaths, and transmission levels (high, medium, low) weekly. • Start offering coffee, tea, and cookies weekly on porch before meeting. • Start Having ‘Carry-Out’ meals on the grounds September 11th. • Start Holding hybrid Monthly Meetings on September 11th, or thereafter, contingent on technical staffing. • Unlock building weekdays from 9 to 5. House will investigate installing…

Covid Update / August 15, 2022

Last week the CDC relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines. Our COVID medical advisors will meet on Tuesday, August 16, at 1:00 pm to discuss changes in New Garden’s COVID-related policies, in accordance with the new CDC guidance. Please reach out to Kat Rice or Janie Foy to provide input to the advisors’ discussion. Our COVID medical advisors will then propose their revised recommendations at our called Meeting for Business Sunday, 8/21/22, at 1 pm. Please join…

Topic of August 21, 2022 Called Meeting; Covid Queries and New Garden Friends Meeting

Friends are called to a meeting August 21 at 1:00 pm for the the discussion of New Garden’s COVID queries and policies. In advance of the meeting, please provide any comments and suggestions you might have to Kevin Lawe, Clerk of Ministry and Counsel. Kevin will categorize and consolidate these suggestions to facilitate our discernment on the 21st. How is Spirit calling each person to ministry to take on the work of the life of…

Covid Medical Advisory / July 24, 2022

This week in Guilford County, community level risk of Covid transmission is HIGH with an increased number of cases reported to the NC HHS , hospitalizations slightly increased and early warning indicators ( like wastewater viral particle numbers) increased. The NC Health and Human Services Dashboard is updated weekly on Wednesdays. CDC.gov can also be used to access more information on what actions to take based on each county’s current level of community spread and…

Covid Medical Advisory / July 20, 2022

Weekly metrics by the CDC are still updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO).  In Guilford County, community level risk of Covid transmission continues to  be Low with cases reported to the NC HHS  slightly decreased /stable ,  hospitalizations  slightly increased and early warning indicators ( like wastewater viral particle numbers) stable at a relatively low level. A couple of surrounding counties though, have HIGH transmission risk. The NC Health and Human Services Dashboard is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Vaccines are…

Medical Advisory Covid Update / June 28, 2022

Weekly metrics by the CDC are still updated every Thursday by 8 pm ET at CDC.gov or (800-CDC-INFO). Helpfully, they  have a quarantine calculator  at the same site to help people determine how long to isolate if they have a positive Covid test or are exposed to someone who has Covid.  In Guilford County, community level risk of Covid transmission is  back to Low with cases reported to the NC HHS  slightly decreased /stable ,  hospitalizations  and early warning indicators ( like wastewater viral particle…