COVID-19 POLICY
 

For your health and safety, we will:

  • Ask that if you feel sick in any way that you stay home and catch us online.
  • Encourage the wearing of masks (especially in acts of service like communion, greeting, etc). However, they are optional in most cases (including for the pastor and worship team who will be communicating and singing).
  • Have doors propped open before and after the services.
  • Offer two “hand-sanitizing” stations for your use.
  • Request families to socially distance (6 ft) between themselves and other families.
  • Mark off chairs that are not available for seating currently. Should signage be missing, the key is to have 3 chairs between you and another family of non-related group in the same row, and to not to sit directly behind or in front of another family or person (6 ft distance).
  • Request families to sit together.
  • Close, Nursery, Gym, Kitchen, Fellowship area, and all Sunday School Rooms during services unless opened by our Deacons for the purpose of overflow seating.
  • Close all water fountains.
  • Post precautions on social distancing as well as other guidelines on our entry doors, and strategic places in the lobby (these will also be on our web page and Facebook page)
  • Ask that if you use the facility for any group or activity during the week that you will sanitize the room and anything you use or touch with disinfecting wipes.
  • Ask that if you prefer to not have people sing behind you during a service that you sit in the back of the Worship Center. The back rows are set aside for those who are not comfortable with people singing behind them.
  • Not provide pens, bulletins, activity sheets, or lyric sheets* (*for the outside service).
  • Do our best to provide you with song selection for the day (Outside services) and you can look up songs on your phone or tablet for lyrics (if you are able).
  • Have an “offering” box available rather than the offering bags (we recommend giving online).
  • Continue the use of prepackaged communion sets (in the event of a communion service)
  • Not share microphones (applies to worship teams and pastor)
  • Ask that if anyone tests positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of visiting our facilities to please report to our office that they have become ill
  • Notify church attenders if someone who has attended in the past 14 days tests positive for Covid-19 when we receive such information
  • Be willing to step back from the steps we are taking forward should there be a spike in Covid-19 cases in our region and the governor declares a tightening of social gathering again.