Last spring, the United States and countries around the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in unprecedented ways. In most states, many businesses were forced to cease operations, and schools were closed. The federal government mobilized industries to produce and distribute tests, treatments, medical equipment, and protective gear. Steps were taken to provide additional unemployment compensation to millions of workers. Congress approved several huge spending bills to assist businesses and individuals. And, of course, our own synod was affected, as congregations complied with government mandates to close their schools and to discontinue in-person public worship.
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Author: Mark Schroeder
Volume 107, Number 07
Issue: July 2020