Potential COVID Exposure

GLC Family,

Good Saturday morning to you all – I hope you had a blessed Christmas! I’m writing to let you know that Marie and I tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. We started experiencing symptoms last weekend/the beginning of this week. The order of the symptoms was different than what we expected, which left us uncertain as to what we were dealing with at first. However, on Monday evening Marie began to lose her sense of smell and I developed a fever, which gave us reason to suspect COVID.

Marie experienced a brief dry cough, congestion, minor aches, a possible low-grade fever, then finally a loss of smell and taste. I experienced a sore throat, fever, aches, chills, and congestion. We got tested on Wednesday afternoon and received our results Christmas morning. Marie and I were present at our Sunday Gathering on December 20 and, looking back, believe we may have been symptomatic at that time.

This information is being passed along to you so that you may take note if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to take the appropriate measures recommended by CDC and to refrain from attending our Sunday Gathering this week. Those include:
 
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
 
Marie, Ethan, Ella, and I are doing fine. Please simply be aware if you have developed any of the above symptoms over the course of this past week and were present at our gathering on Sunday. If so, again, we kindly ask that you please refrain from attending our Sunday Gathering.
 
We’ll be watching from home this week – and in quarantine until Wednesday – so prayers are definitely appreciated! However, we’re thankful that we seem to be recovering quite well and hope to see you all soon.
 
Blessings,
Pastor Jesse
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