Play it Safe as the Holiday Season Approaches Say Pasadena Volunteer Ministers
Creative holiday planning to take down the contagion while increasing the fun for the family
Pasadena Volunteer Ministers support the city’s Halloween guidelines and urge local families to be smart about how to balance safety with making sure kids have a holiday that is fun and memorable. “With schools closed and kids already coping with increased isolation, it’s important to make the holidays safe but special,” they say.
This is particularly true with L.A. County Health Department’s announcement Wednesday of the highest single day of new cases in nearly two months.
The city suggests:
- Online parties and contests (such as costume or pumpkin carving competitions)
- Car parades that comply with public health guidance for car line celebrations
- Halloween movie nights at drive-in theaters
- Halloween-themed meals at outdoor restaurants
- Halloween-themed art installations at an outdoor museum
- Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations
The city also emphasizes the importance of young ghosts, princesses, vampires and superheroes maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and washing their sticky fingers with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.
“Now is a great time to brush up on the most effective prevention measures,” say the Volunteer Ministers who began their Stay Well campaign in May by handing out more than 13,000 copies of educational booklets to local businesses and residents. “The booklets and dozens of videos are also perfect for kids because they are simple but very informative—easy to understand and apply.”
As soon as the pandemic began, the most effective measures were researched for ensuring the safety of Scientology staff and parishioners, and these were implemented internationally as protocols under the direction of Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige.
To make this prevention information broadly available, the Church of Scientology published three educational booklets: How to Keep Yourself & Others Well, How to Protect Yourself & Others with a Mask & Gloves and How to Prevent the Spread of Illness with Isolation. All three booklets are available to be read or downloaded free of charge in 21 languages from the How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center on the Scientology website.
“There are so many restaurants and bistros in this neighborhood and everywhere we went, managers and store owners were receptive,” said one of the Volunteer Ministers. “They were eager to share this information with their customers.”
The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers program is a religious social service created in the mid-1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It constitutes one of the world’s largest independent relief forces. A Volunteer Minister’s mandate is to be “a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.” Their creed: “A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”
The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.
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