COVID-19 UPDATE

RESUMING IN-PERSON CHURCH

What to Expect

Policy for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and first level exposure:

  1. Those who have confirmed case of COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days and no longer show symptoms, before returning to our in-person church services. See CDC's guidelines.

  2. If you have taken a test to see if you have the virus, you must wait for a negative result before returning to our in-person services.

    • If someone in your household is staying home due to COVID-19 symptoms or you are awaiting negative results to a test, we ask that the entire household stay home until you have recovered or received a negative result.​

    • If you are getting a test due to first-level exposure and not due to COVID-19 symptoms, your household can still come to church but you must remain home until your test result is negative.

  3. Those with first-level exposure must quarantine for 14 days from the latest exposure before returning to our in-person church services.

    • First-level exposure is defined as "close contact" with someone. As listed on the CDC website, close contact counts as:​

      • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes​

      • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

      • You had direct physical contact with the person

      • You shared eating or drinking utensils

      • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you​​

    • If you are living in the same household as someone with a confirmed case of the virus, we ask that the entire household wait until the confirmed person recovers before returning to our in-person church services.

This is for the health and safety of all involved.

  1. When can I come?

    • There will be a brief health screening at the entrances. Because of this, please try to show up early. 

    • The doors will open 30 minutes before the service time.

  2. Who can come?

    • We ask that you not attend if you are experiencing any of the following:

      • Fever

      • Cough

      • Shortness of breath

      • Chills

      • Repeated shaking

      • Muscle pain

      • Headache

      • Sore throat

      • New loss of taste or smell or other neurological issues

    • We ask that you take into consideration your level of vulnerability if you 

      • Are 65 years old or older 

      • Have other physical health challenges or chronic health issues

      • If you live with or are a caretaker to anyone of the previously mentioned

  3. What to bring.

    • Bring your own mask (additionals will be available if you do not have one).

    • Masks are not required but are recommended if you feel comfortable wearing it.

    • If you prefer to wear disposable gloves you may, but these are not required.

  4. Where to park/enter.

    • People coming to the main service should park in the side or back parking lots and should enter in the front lobby doors or doors near Preacher’s office.

    • People coming to the Spanish service should park in the front parking lot and enter the door east of the Heritage Cafe.

  5. What to expect when entering.

    • Please observe the social distancing of 6’ when entering, exiting, and inside the buildings.

    • There will be a trained greeter at each point of entry to check your temperature with a “no-touch” temporal scanner 

    • Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available if you do not have your own.

  6. Where/how to sit.

    • Social distancing observed.

    • Family units should sit together.

    • Ushers will help guide you concerning proper distancing.

  7. The church service.​

    • Hymnbooks will not be used for the time being due to the amount of time required to clean each one. 

    • Offerings will be received by ushers moving down the aisles. Only the ushers are allowed to touch the plates. 

  8. How to exit.

    • You may exit out any door.

    • Please still remember to follow social distancing guidelines.

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