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

As the world continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that the disruption to our lives is ongoing. We recognize that this may be especially true for those whom ALONGSIDE seeks to serve.

Many missionaries continue to have their lives disrupted due to travel restrictions, complicated field access, and resource deficits. Many pastors and leaders of US-based non-profits continue to develop creative ways to meet the needs of those they serve in the coming post-pandemic reality. 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 screening and monitoring procedures that will be in place until the critical 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 a physician. More details will be provided upon application to a program.

With the input of consulting 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 things like disinfecting all public areas daily, the installation of highly effective air-purification systems in all buildings, encouraging individual risk mitigation (e.g., 20-second hand washing), and health monitoring of everyone on campus.

Updated: 06/22/2021

View our Risk Reduction Strategy.