As you are well aware, the World Health Organization recently named the Coronavirus a global pandemic. Some of you have inquired as to any position or advice on behalf of the District regarding public gatherings, serving communion, etc. At this time, we are leaving such decisions to local church leadership and would encourage you to take whatever measures you feel are appropriate. As you also know, the virus has clustered more heavily in certain areas and this makes it a more immediate concern in some places. However, exposure comes unexpectedly so whatever proactive measures you believe necessary are understandable.