Chinese churches in the United States have taken it upon themselves to quarantine themselves in keeping with Centers for Disease Control guidance.

Churches such as Raleigh Chinese Christian Church (RCCC) a nondenominational congregation with services in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English—have taken additional precautionary measures, such as canceling small group gatherings, Sunday lunches, and other communal events.

 The outbreak of the virus, which began in Wuhan, China, has sickened thousands and has killed more than 2,700 people.

At least 35 people in the US are infected with the so-called COVID-19 virus all linked to overseas travel, including 18 people evacuated from the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan.