We wanted to provide OSWLC member with information regarding the Novel Coronavirus. The most important thing to know as it relates to staying informed is that this is an emerging global outbreak and the information can change on a daily basis. What is critical is the prevention measures you can take to stay healthy. The Loudoun County Health Department is highly encouraging residents to visit the CDC's and Virginia Health Department's website for the latest information. Please see below for detailed information.
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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
The Loudoun County Health Department encourages residents to stay informed about the novel coronavirus situation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) are closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
For the latest information on the situation, including answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends against all non-essential travel to China. The CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For questions, contact the Loudoun County Health Department at:
- 703-771-5829 or
Listen to the Lutheran Hour if you can’t come to church. It is broadcast on WFAX 100.7 at 11:00 am or 10:00 pm. Or listen to it as part of your devotional life. Every Sunday brings a new Gospel message.
Looking for the sermon notes and text? On the OSWLC website, look for "Sermons" under “Connect” to find them. You can also listen to a recent sermon by clicking on "audio." The Sunday publications are also on the website under “Members.”
As you may have heard, OSWLC is gearing up to switch to Pushpay. This switch will allow us to save costs by making administration easier. Pushpay will make giving quicker and give members more options. We will still accept cash, checks and giving via your bank account, just like before, but now members will have the option to text to give and will have the option to use a credit card. Members will also be able to view their giving records and download statements on demand. All of this comes with a secure platform and is safer than writing a manual check. Sign up by texting OSWLC Give to 77977 or go online to www.pushpay.com/pay/oswlcva.
The Social Ministries Committee is looking for substitute volunteers for food pick up on the following days:
- Wednesday evening and Friday evening pick up from two Ashburn area Starbucks locations at the close of business.
- Saturday evening pick up at Leesburg Panera at close of business.
- Sunday afternoon delivery of bread to Reston after church worship services at OSWLC.