COVID-19 Resources

We are here to support you in navigating this COVID-19 pandemic by providing compassionate care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of your parish, family, friends, and wider community during this uncertain time. This page will be updated continuously, so please check back for updates.

Regathering Protocols

Updated 3.2.22

Parishes and ministries of the Diocese of Atlanta may follow CDC guidance as a minimum regarding masking and gathering for their particular county. Please check and monitor this site for conditions in your county, and prayerfully keep in mind the especially vulnerable in our communities, including the immunocompromised and those children not eligible for vaccination. If parishes decide, based on local conditions per the CDC to make masking optional, intentional measures should be taken that those still choosing to mask are not marginalized.

Parish pre-schools are asked to follow CDC guidance as a minimum. As of 3.3.22, the CDC was revising guidance for parish pre-schools. Please follow their site here to stay updated.

The Covid Task Force reminds all parish leadership to  encourage vaccination for those who are not yet vaccinated (eligibility is for those 5 and older) and boosters for those 16 and older. Currently, just 53% of Georgians are fully vaccinated.


COVID-19 Testing

Community Organized Relief Effort is providing free COVID-19 testing in select locations throughout Georgia.
Testing is available to anyone, with or without symptoms. Locations change weekly, for updates please click here: CORE Website

Social distancing is one of the best ways to control the spread of disease, including Covid-19: CDC guidance

CDC guidance for faith communities. 

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 updates

Free COVID-19 Testing in Atlanta CORE locations.

Faith tradition COVID-19 health guides: United Church of Christ, Union for Reform Judaism, The Episcopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Emotional Care
As Christians we are committed to caring for each other, including providing help when someone is feeling fearful or sad. All the news about Coronavirus can be daunting, particularly for children who might find it difficult to understand what they’re seeing online and on TV. Here is how we can ensure that we are checking in with one another and not isolating ourselves from friends and community, even while practicing social distancing.

CDC guidance  

UNICEF guidance

Clergy Support Resources
COVID-19 Response Guidelines Document

As developments around the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold at a rapid rate, the Diocese of Atlanta is committed to doing all it can to help stem the spread of COVID-19 and support our churches as they find new ways to worship, pray, care, and comfort. We are compiling a number of resources for our clergy into this master document, and encourage you to check back frequently for updates. We will continue to add information as it comes to light, and thank each and everyone of you for such inspiring creativity and dedication as we all pivot to meet the needs of our community. During this uncertain and ever-evolving crisis, we are all in this together.


Additional Resources

Emergency Funds for Families Impacted by COVID-19


Stewardship During COVID-19 Manual


Stewardship During COVID-19 Workshop Recording


Clergy Zoom Meeting Instructions


Resource from Columbia Theological Seminary: What We Need Is Here: Practicing Resurrection in a Season of Social Distance

Article on
caring for yourself by Greg DeLoach is Interim Dean at McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University and Director of Development at McAfee School of Theology and College of Professional Advancement.

Clergy and Spiritual Communal Leaders Group:
Rabbi Joshua Lesser has created a FB Group for clergy and spiritual communal leaders to share resources, responses, and decision making frameworks around COVID-19 related issues. It’s also a multifaith space for mutual support in this changing landscape. The group is Clergy and Spiritual Communal Responses to Covid-19. It is a private group. To receive an invite, contact Don Plummer,

Podcasts From The Episcopal Church
Listen to a variety of podcasts from The Episcopal Church and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. View podcasts here.

For People with Bishop Rob Wright

Listen to conversations focused on the intersection of life and faith in Bishop’s new podcast.

Songs of Encouragement

Listen to Bishop Wright’s hand-picked Spotify playlist to keep your spirits lifted throughout the week.

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