Re: Forn Sidr of America’s Response to the COVID-19 Virus
Date: March 25, 2020
Forn Sidr of America values the health and safety of our followers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Polis of Colorado has called on all faith-based organizations to do their part in preventing the spread of this virus by providing up-to-date information and resources. As a startup Norse Heathen church headquartered in Colorado, we are prepared to answer this call to action by disseminating accurate and up-to-date information from reliable medical and government sources as we receive it.
We urge everyone to take this virus seriously. This is the time for solidarity and community caretaking by following the guidelines to help prevent the spread to our most vulnerable neighbors.
Below is the most up-to-date information and resources regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. We will update this information periodically as this is an evolving situation.
COVID-19 is a new coronavirus infecting humans which entered the US in January 2019 and has infected over 300,000 people worldwide. The World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
What are the Symptoms
The symptoms may vary from person to person. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below or you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor or ER before going in to prevent the spread of illness. It’s important to note that while this illness can be severe and require hospitalization, most individuals recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids, and taking pain and fever-reducing medications. Important Note: If you have a fever and suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19, avoid NSAIDs to treat the fever and choose Tylenol products instead.