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Helpful Resources During Covid-19 Outbreak

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

Information about the Covid-19 outbreak is updated every day. UMIP wants to help you protect your people, property, and finances through this situation.  We have compiled a list of links to sites that can provide you with up-to-date information that will help you access resources for continuing your church’s operation and getting the latest information on insurance, your conference’s information, and ways to protect yourself and others. Visit for more information. We will be updating this page often as more information becomes available.  General Council on Finance and Administration The General Council on Finance and Administration is committed to its customers and staff during this time. GCFA published videos and guides - on eGiving, Live Streaming, Congressional legislation related to Covid-19 like the CARES and Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and more - to help your ministry.

Your State Department of Insurance will provide the latest updates on how your insurance coverage may be affected by shutdowns. Check here to download a spreadsheet of links to state departments of insurance, where you can find the latest information on news about non-payment and cancellation grace periods for your state.

Most conferences have websites with information for your church about their current actions and advice in dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. Check here to download a list of links to annual conference websites, where you can see what your conference has available.


Many sites have information available about the current outbreak and means to protect yourself and others from the spread of the virus. These sites have some of the best available information; for example, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has an FAQ section that is available in 12 languages. A few sites with helpful information:


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