St. Luke's COVID-19 Task Force met this week, read the latest update...
St. Luke's COVID-19 Task Force met this week, read the latest update...

Dear St. Lukers,
St. Luke’s COVID-19 Task Force has been carefully monitoring Coronavirus cases in our area. As of January 2, the rolling fourteen-day average positivity rate in Orange County was 10% and climbing (a rate not seen since mid-July 2020). With the increase in local cases and percent positivity, and in keeping the health and safety of our congregation, community, and staff as our highest priority, St. Luke’s is temporarily pausing on-campus worship.
This decision follows the guidelines set forth by the Task Force in 2020 and takes into account scientific data including:
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are at, or approaching, an all-time high for Orlando Health and Advent Health systems since the onset of the pandemic (as reported to St. Luke’s by hospital representatives)
  • Since Christmas, we have seen three consecutive days of greater than 1,000 positive cases per day in Orange County with over 1,200 new cases reported on December 31
  • The highest number of daily positive cases in Orange County has surpassed the worst month recorded back in July.
Hope is on the horizon with the rollout of the vaccine. To date, roughly 280,000 of the 21.5 million+ Floridians have been vaccinated. In the first week of 2021, over 22,000 of the 1.4 million+ Orange County residents (1.4%) received the vaccine. For more information about the County’s vaccine distribution plan click here. 
The Task Force will continue to meet regularly and assess conditions; St. Luke’s looks forward to resuming on-campus worship once Central Florida numbers improve. In the interim, jumpstart your discipleship journey in 2021 by joining an online Life Together Group or participating in the Pastor’s new Wednesday Night Bible Study from the comfort of your couch. Set your alarm and join St. Luke’s for online worship including new music and an all-new sermon series, “Live the Story,” this Sunday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. EST on Facebook LIVE.
Facebook live link
Watch your emailSt. Luke’s website, and social media sites for updates. It’s not St. Luke’s without U and church staff are standing by to help you connect online through worship, small groups, and more. For assistance call 407.876.4991 or click here.
St. Luke’s COVID-19 Task Force

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