Health and Safety Resources
From Healthroid, your healthcare operating system — "We analyzed 3.74 million words of content and 3 different case studies of total 44,909 confirmed cases. Here's what we learned about Coronavirus Disease 2019."
From the Hawai‘i Department of Health
From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
A summary of the UK government-commissioned report from Imperial College London’s COVID-19 Response Team, which models different strategies and outcomes, for the UK and the US.
OTHER SAFETY RESOURCES
Preparing for the Possibility of Violence
From McDonald Hopkins, law firm
From McDonald Hopkins, law firm
Info from the Hawai‘i Department of Health
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
LATEST FROM THE
March 25, 2020
The Conference office closed at 4:00 p.m. on Monday (3/23) and will not be reopened until the Honolulu County mandate is lifted. Your conference staff will continue, as best we can, to work from home and provide support for our ministers, congregations, and associations. Please understand that access to our files and other such "hard material" will be limited and not all requests can be met until the shelter-in-place mandate is lifted. We ask that you contact us by phone and email. Most meetings have been moved to Zoom. We are working to remain available and reachable during this time.
Read full letter from Conference Minister David Popham HERE.
March 24, 2020
"To further combat the spread of
COVID-19, Hawai‘i Governor David Ige has issued an executive order directing all state residents to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs and ceasing the operation of nonessential businesses. This order shall take effect on March 25, 2020 at 12:01AM and remain in place until 11:59PM on April 30, 2020. The Governor’s executive order is available HERE."
By National Council of Nonprofits: The impacts of COVID-19 and what nonprofits can do
From Church Law & Tax — Attorney Richard Hammar addresses four important issues churches should be aware of about the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, he discusses the potential liability for churches, freedom of religion, business interruption insurance, and church business meetings.
Church Management, People Safety and Liability
From the Insurance Board; safety tips and resources to help your church stay informed about COVID-19
Insurance Coverage Considerations around COVID-19
This memorandum from Timothy Harris, President & CEO of the Insurance Board, addresses property insurance, general liability and professional liability, workers compensation, travel accident insurance.
How to Get Contributions from The Pension Boards, UCC
Instructions for ACH (Automated Clearing House) and Wire Transfers of Pension Contributions and Health Premiums
Families First Act Coronavirus Response Act (video)
WHAT CHURCHES NEED TO KNOW presented by Heather E. Kimmel, UCC General Counsel
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Explains why ministers’ wages may not be qualified leave wages for which churches can claim the payroll tax credit. Includes recent guidance from the Department of Labor, including information about the refundable payroll tax credit and applicability to clergy wages.
Memo by Heather E. Kimmel, UCC General Counsel
Should churches even apply for federal funding? + Common questions about the Paycheck Protection Program and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act, which are the two programs that will affect our churches the most.
Prepared by KKDLY Certified Public Accountants (HCUCC auditors)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief to taxpayers affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the third round of federal government aid related to COVID-19. The top provisions are summarized in this memo.
Parliamentary Resource for Meetings During COVID-19
Thomas J. Balch, J.D., Professional Registered Parliamentarian
Procedures for organizations seeking to postpone or cancel meetings or switch to electronic meetings or voting in light of COVID-19
Research Report by BoardEffect: "The initial research for this report began with the question 'Can nonprofit boards vote online?' The intent was to determine the legal parameters within which a board portal’s voting feature could operate."
Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act
Summary of (1) Paycheck Protection Program, (2) Expanded EIDL & Emergency Grants, (3) Mid-Size Loan Program; by National Council of Nonprofits
The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
Apply NOW for SBA Payroll Protection Loans!
We Are The Church
Information, ideas contributed by churches of the Hawai‘i Conference
Information contributed by all settings of the United Church of Christ (local churches, associations, conferences and national ministries), from our ecumenical partners and respected health organizations.
From the CDC
A Faithful Response, with Worship, to the Coronavirus
Compiled by Justice and Local Church Ministries, United Church of Christ
This live document serves as a resource for faithful tips and considerations for congregations, including resources for worshiping apart and online (music and copyright info, permissions for recorded music, streaming advice, and more).
Faith In a Time of Pandemic, Bruce Epperly, 2020.
Written by a UCC minister, this book of less than 40 pages could be a great resource for local churches, each chapter ending with a prayer and a list of dos and questions to ponder.
The Southern New England Conference UCC has shared this document, including a questionnaire to help guide churches in their preparations and responses.
5 of the Best Church Online Giving Platforms by Outreach
7 Top Online Giving Companies For Churches by Reach Right
Legally stream music for online worship
OneLicense is offering free licenses to churches in light of the coronavirus so that they can legally stream their music. Be sure to stay compliant with copyright laws!
Learn how to "Go Live" at church using only a cell phone and a tripod!
FACTS & NEWS
LEGAL & ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES