Reid Temple COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 11:45 p.m.

We are praying for every family effected by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please pray with us as we move forward in taking practical measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. We are here for you.

Reid Temple AME Church is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus).We are ensuring the safety and health of our members, friends and visitors.

Pastor Mark and the Reid Temple Boards have agreed on the following steps:

Current Operating Status: Limited Operations 

Friday, March 13, 2020 – Sunday March 22, 2020 

Reid Temple Business and Administration Office 

All Reid Temple AME Church facilities/campuses will be closed with exception to the Business and Administration office staff. All funerals will continue and any changes and updates will be communicated.

Church Programs and Activities 

There are no in-person ministry activities and meetings. We encourage videoconferencing and conference calls for all ministry meetings until further notice. 

Sunday Worship Service 

We invite you to worship with us online. Effective immediately, we will worship online Sunday March 15th and Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Please visit to watch live online or our Facebook page for live streaming. Visit our YouTube channel to restream worship services at your convenience. Please continue to worship through your giving.

Reid Temple Christian Academy RTCA
Closed Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27 , 2020

Following Governor Hogan’s directive, RTCA will close from March 16 through March 27, 2020 using remote learning procedures. RTCA will plan for four weeks, but close for two. Students and parents will receive additional communications directly from the school.

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What should people do to protect themselves?

Continue to follow CDC guidelines and stay tuned to local updates through media outlets and online. This information can be found on the ww

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms and a high fever consider going to your physician or urgent care.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

What should people do if they develop symptoms?

Let the church know if they develop a cough, high fever, and difficulty breathing. Then, self-quarantine, see a healthcare provider, and advise the church of the results.

A message from County Executive Angela Alsobrooks
Prince George's   County

We are in contact with State and federal public health partners, receiving consistent and regular updates. Our Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center remain activated at an enhanced level to respond to the evolving situation, which allows us to continue taking the appropriate steps to keep Prince Georgians safe and healthy. We ask residents to stay informed with the latest updates by visiting our dedicated coronavirus website:

We hope you find the following graphic below helpful.