Alongside is now open and operating our regularly scheduled programs with new COVID-19 protocols.

As the world wrestles with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, few lives and ministries have remained untouched. We recognize that this may be especially true for those whom ALONGSIDE seeks to serve. Many missionaries have had their lives severely disrupted, as travel is restricted, access is disrupted, and the availability of resources has diminished. Many pastors and leaders of US-based non-profits are putting in long hours trying to develop creative ways to meet the needs of those they serve. We find ourselves doing the same here at ALONGSIDE, recognizing that those in ministry need support now more than ever.

In order to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our participants and staff, we have developed new screening procedures that will be in place until the heightened threat of COVID-19 has passed. Before coming to campus, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire and may be required to consult with ALONGSIDE’s designated physician. More details will be provided upon application to a program.

On June 1, we opened our campus again and are now running our regularly scheduled programs. With the input of physicians, local healthcare providers, and city officials, we are following current guidelines of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and Michigan’s department of health. This includes the use of facemasks, disinfecting all public areas daily, encouraging social distancing, 20-second hand washing, and daily temperature checks of everyone on campus.

Updated: 06/30/2020

View our Risk Reduction Strategy.