COVID-19 Communication – Updated March 22, 2020

The Rime Center’s Update about the Coronavirus

Due to the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency and imminent rapid progression of the pandemic in our area, the regional partners: Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas announced details of orders for residents to stay home except for essential needs. Watch the press conference announcement on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/jocogov/videos/2810638712364189/

All jurisdictions will issue orders that will stay in effect for 30 days from the effective date, March 24, with consideration after 30 days of whether to prolong these orders beyond that date, based on public health and critical care information available at that time.

Examples of essential businesses and services that will remain open during this time:

  • Government services
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Child care
  • Health care
  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Delivery/carry-out/drive-through services from restaurants
The Rime Center Board out of a concern for our Sangha’s health and well-being have decided postpone all in person gatherings and instead move many of our programs online using Zoom.

The following plan will take effect immediately for the Rime Center’s activities and programs:
  • Kum Nye Yoga will be meet on Zoom on Sundays at 9 am.
  • The Sunday Service will take place on Zoom at 10:30 am.
  • The New Members class will be postponed until the Rime Center re-opens.
  • All other meditation sessions includes Lindsay William’s Thursday evening yoga class and Rainbow body meditation group will be on hold.
  • The Basics of Buddhism class meet on Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 pm.
  • The Bodhisattva Challenge will move to Thursdays and meet on Zoom at 7:45 pm.
  • The A Prayer for Compassion Film Screening will be rescheduled.
  • Karma Lekshe Tsomo’s teachings will be rescheduled.
You can find the details for joining Zoom from this link, https://www.rimecenter.org/zoom-information-and-links/

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.