Ohio Conference Official COVID-19 News Releases
OHIO CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON IMMUNIZATIONS
The Ohio Conference affirms the official position of the Global Seventh-day Adventist Church on immunization/vaccination as stated below:
“The Seventh-day Adventist Church places strong emphasis on health and well-being. The Adventist health emphasis is based on biblical revelation, the inspired writing of E.G. White (co-founder of the Church), and on peer-reviewed scientific literature. As such, we encourage responsible immunization/vaccination, and have no religious or faith-based reason not to encourage our adherents to responsibly participate in protective and preventive immunization programs. We value the health and safety of the population, which includes the maintenance of “herd immunity.”
We are not the conscience of the individual church member, and recognize individual choices. These are exercised by the individual. The choice not to be immunized is not and should not be seen as the dogma nor the doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.”
OHIO CONFERENCE LIFTS COVID-19 GUIDELINES
Following the Ohio Department of Health’s announcement rescinding COVID-19 mitigation measures on 06-02-2021, Ohio Conference Executive Administration have decided to lift the Ohio Conference COVID-19 guidelines for churches and entities across the Ohio Conference territory - beginning immediately (05-28-2021).
Unless otherwise advised by the Ohio Department of Health - local church boards and other Ohio Conference entities may end at their discretion implementation of mitigation measures including: mask-wearing, social distancing, or other restrictions. Unvaccinated individuals may choose to continue practicing mitigation measures for themselves.
As well, the Ohio Conference is pleased to officially re-open our 1251 E Dorothy Ln office doors to the public beginning Tuesday, June 1st.
OHIO CONFERENCE UPDATES COVID-19 IN-PERSON MEETING GUIDELINES
As we navigate these challenging times, Ohio Conference Administration has updated our COVID-19 in-person meeting guidelines. Please follow this link to access a PDF of this document.
We are forever grateful for the way you all as a body of believers have persevered over these past trying months. Worship may look a little different now, but #MinistryDoesNotStop has become not just a rallying cry, but a way of life.
OHIO CONFERENCE FACILITY REOPENING PLAN
This document covers the Ohio Conference guidelines for operating facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussed are best practices for cleaning, social distancing, and limiting risk of infection whenever buildings are in use.