Many PYM Friends meetings are preparing for the possibility of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in their communities. Others have questions and and are starting to make plans. Pastoral care providers and meeting leadership in particular have a significant challenge.
The spring calendar is full of programs and events supported by PYM. Every one of them requires a decision about what is the safest and most productive way forward in a moment when schools are closing yet community is needed. The PYM staff developed, in good Quaker fashion, a series of queries and advice to guide the decision-making process.