Reid Temple COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

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 

Reid Temple Business and Administration Office 

Reid Temple AME Church campus is open for administrative business with limited in-person operations 8:30 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday. Please adhere to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines when onsite.

Church Programs and Activities 

Reid Temple AME Church remains closed to most activities and events with an exception to trustee-approved outdoor ministry events, main services. There are no in-person ministry activities and meetings at this time. We encourage video conferencing and conference calls for all ministry meetings until further notice.

Sunday Worship Service 

We invite you to continue to worship with us online at 7:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Due to the steady and significant decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the State of Maryland and Prince George's County, Reid Temple has decided to remove the registration requirement for the 9:30 AM in-person worship service. To ensure we are providing a safe place for worship, we are requiring attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of the Worship Service.  Beginning Tuesday, March 1st you will have the ability to upload proof of vaccination.

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 generous giving at

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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.
  •  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.

For more information an regular COVID updates, please refer to the resources below for more information.

Prince George’s County Department Health and Human Services

Maryland Department of Health