Coronavirus COVID-19 communications timeline

April 28, 2020

California-Nevada Conference Coronavirus COVID-19 Communications Timeline 
Editor’s Note: After weeks of sheltering in place and being immersed in news of the pandemic from across the world it is easy to lose track of where we are – home – and how we got here. With much appreciation to our United Methodist communities of faith across California and Nevada, we share this timeline of events and news releases in the hope that it may help affirm some perspective and, with a deep breath, help us to stay steady and carry on.
March 4: Conference office closes 
Office closure message 3/4 
March 7: Office closure continues and coronavirus COVID-19 webpage goes live   

Office closure message  3/7 

Coronavirus COVID-19 webpage goes live 
March 13: Local churches directed to monitor local / county health depts. and make their own decisions. Guidelines for local churches distributed. 
Instant Connection Special Edition 3/13 
(includes special message from Bishop Minerva and first draft of guidelines for local churches) 
Monitor local and county health departments 3/13 
Be Prepared: Nevada Resources Residents to Slow Coronavirus – 3/14 
March 18: Conference calls for a directive from the Bishop – should churches close? 
Bishop Carcaño video message   3/18 
Office closed until further notice   3/18 
March 21: Local church workers included in essential worker list 
Local church workers included in essential worker list   3/21 
Updated Local Church Protocols distributed 3/21, revised 3/22 
March 26: Bishop instructs churches to stay closed despite Trump Administration call to ‘open by Easter’ 
Easter and Coronavirus   3/26 
April 1: Bishop extends shelter in place until April 30 
Shelter in place extends to April 30   4/1 
Nevada and California extend shelter in place   4/2 
April 28: Bishop extends shelter in place through the month of May
Shelter in place extends through May  4/28

Virus Communication Timeline distributed   4/28

Ecumenical Bishops Letter to Nevada Governor Sisolak   4/28