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Email our COVID-19 Response Team with questions or concerns.


COVID-19 Updates, Resources, and Action Plan

The South Wisconsin District has adopted many of the guidelines from the CDC and State of Wisconsin. We have postponed our Spring Pastors’ Conference, we have put off travel plans, and asked all staff to work from home. This being said, we are working to avoid interruptions to our daily operations; but please know that our response time to phone calls and emails may be limited. Below is a collection of resources, guidelines, and recommendations for our churches and schools to consider.

Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date guidance.

For Churches

DP Vantage Point Regarding the Coronavirus Epidemic | Rev. Dr. John C. Wille (Mar. 16, 2020)
DP Vantage Point
| Rev. Dr. John C. Wille (Mar. 29, 2020)
“The Epidemic” | The Lutheran Witness (1918)

Letter Regarding SWD Communion Practices | Rev. Dr. John C. Wille (Mar. 23, 2020)
Letter Regarding the Divine Service | Rev. Dr. John C. Wille (Mar. 24, 2020)
Communion and COVID-19 | LCMS CTCR (Mar. 20, 2020)

Free Resources for Worship, Bible Study, and Education | Concordia Publishing House
Online Worship: A Simple Guide

List of SWD Congregation Streaming Services | Please add your church to this Google Sheet.

For Schools

Advisory Letters to School Administrators | Dr. Chris Cody (Google Drive)
Link Summary from Advisory Letters

Stewardship & Human Resources

Disaster Response Loan Program | Lutheran Church Extension Fund
Joyful Response | Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Health Coverage FAQs | Concordia Plan Services
Families First Coronavirus Act | Concordia Plan Services
CARES Act Q&A | Concordia Plan Services

Church Mutual
Brotherhood Mutual

Mental Health and Welfare

Mental Health Wellness During Challenging Times | Lutheran Counseling and Family Services


SWD Food Bank Appeal

Links and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coronavirus Talking Points | Medical College of Wisconsin
COVID-19 and Your Community | Medical College of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Emergency Order #12 — Safer at Home | Gov. Tony Evers (Mar. 24, 2020)

LCMS President’s Message and Resources

SWD Facebook Page