Coronavirus (COVID-19)



The Southeastern California Conference is blessed to be an internationally diverse conference. Our members travel throughout the world to connect for work, family and travel. We are committed to share with you current information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease and how this impacts  our churches and schools. We value the health and safety of our employees, church members and students.


This is a very fluid situation and things keep changing rapidly. As conference leaders we follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, California Department of Public Health, and our county health departments (San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Imperial, San Diego).

We will share information and updates on this page.



LATEST


March 19, 2020


March 18, 2020

  • San Diego County linmits gatherings to 10 or less. See statement.


March 17, 2020

  • Riverside County has first western county case and limits gatherings to 10 people. See statement.
  • Imperial County limits gatherings to 50 beginnig Friday, March 20. See notice.
  • San Diego County limits gatherings to 50 or less. See notice.
  • San Bernardino County orders cancellation of all gatherings as third case is confirmed. See article.
  • Orange County prohibits all public and private gatherings of any number of people. See press release.


March 16, 2020

  • Imperial County closes all public schools. See notice.
  • San Bernardino County records first case of novel coronavirus. See article.
  • North American Division closes their office in response to COVID-19. See statement.


March 15, 2020

  • General Conference closes office in Silver Spring, Maryland, until March 30th. See statement.


March 13, 2020

  • SECC conference administrators recommend that all churches close until the end of the month. They recommend pastors to livestream church services and sermons. 
  • SECC Office of Education informs schools to cease on-site instruction, effective Monday 16, 2020 and remain so through March 27, 2020. Early Childhood Education Centers will continue to deliver on-site service at this time and follow Community Care and local and state licensing. 
  • North American Division cancels all of their sponsored events before June 24, 2020. See document.
  • Orange County schools to close amid COVID-19 concerns. See website.
  • San Bernardino County Health Officer orders cancellation of large gatherings. See notice.
  • San Diego County Office of Education announces local school district closures. See notice.
  • Riverside County Public Health Officer directs closure of all Riverside County schools. See notice.
  • North American Division provides guidance for church in North Amierca during the COVID-19 pandemic. Article here.


March 12, 2020

  • Video Statement by Sandra Roberts, president, and Jonathan Park, executive secretary



  • California Govenor Newsome issued an executive order further enhancing California's ability to respond to COVID-19. You can find the statement here and the guidance document here.
  • Health officer of the County or Riverside cancelling all events with expected attendance over 250 individuals. Document can be found here.
  • The San Diego County Public Health Officer issued orders prohibiting all public or private "large gatherings" and restricting all non-essential personnel from entry into any hosital or long-term care facility serving seniors. Document can be found here.


March 11, 2020

  • Conference shares recommendations with pastors how to continue to do ministry in churches despite the continued spread of COVID-19.