After Jamaica confirmed its first COVID-19 case on 10 March, the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) encouraged their congregants to seek new opportunities to be the church in a needy world, and to find new avenues for worship. These included recreating the family altar in one’s household, and utilising social media and messaging tools.

UCJCI General Secretary also requested its leaders and members to pray individually or as families on every Wednesday at noon, providing points for prayer including those who are affected by the disease, their healthcare workers who are on the frontlines, their elderly persons, and the needy and those who have lost, or will lose, their jobs. They were also asked to keep in touch with older members and individuals with chronic illnesses so that they do not feel isolated, and to ensure that these vulnerable groups have adequate resources such as food, medicine and other essential items.