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COVID-19

Guidelines & Updates 

 

Prior to Worship

Those who have symptoms, a fever, or have had recent contact with some who have tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home

  • Please take your temperature prior to leaving for worship.
  • Wash hands regularly and use sanitizer upon entering the building.
  • No food in the building. No drinks offered, bring your own water/coffee as needed.
  • Bathroom: One occupant at a time.
  • No childcare during the worship service, however there is a Family Worship Room set up in the Teaching Center for parents who need to bring children out of the service. It has tables and individual bags of activities for children, while the service is streamed to the room.

During Worship

  • Masks must be worn while in the sanctuary. Children under 2 do not require a mask. Those who need a break from wearing a mask are encouraged to step outside toward the playground. A speaker will be set up so they will not miss the service.
  • Masks must remain worn during songs of worship. Recent studies have recognized that this virus can be carried through the air. Social distance and the use of masks has shown to greatly reduce the risk of infection. Singing with a mask may be uncomfortable but it is an important safety factor. 
  • People who live together in the same household may sit together; otherwise, everyone should try to maintain a six-foot distance. Use every other pew/row.
  • No passing of the offering plate. Offerings will be collected at the back of the room and online.
  • After the service, we will exit one pew at a time from the back.
  • We plan to revisit these guidelines regularly.

Limit and Overflow

  • We will limit the number of people in the service to 50. 
  • We may encounter an overflow. We will direct willing members to an overflow room where they will be able to watch a live stream of the service.

During Sunday School Hour Following the Service

  • No nursery provided for toddlers and infants, however parents may make use of the Infant Nursery Room and the playground. 
  • Classes are available for children K4-12th Grade. Packets of lesson materials are available for families remaining at home. 
  • K4-K5 students will meet their teacher on the playground, proceed indoors for hand sanitizing and snack, and then have their Sunday School lesson. Parents will pick up their children at the classroom. ONLY ONE parent at a time please! Parents will form a line in the lobby by the Welcome Center for Pick-Up
  • 1st-2nd grade students will meet their teacher on the deck outside Pastor Nelson's office. They will proceed to their classroom from there for hand sanitizing, snack, and lesson. Parents will pick up their children on the playground.
  • 3rd-4th grade students will meet their teacher in the lobby by the church office. They will proceed to their classroom for hand sanitizing, snack and lesson. Parents will pick up their children on the playground
  • 5th grade students will meet their teacher by the church playground then proceed to the church library where they will hand sanitize, have a snack, and receive their lesson. These students will be released at the end of the lesson to their parents.
  • All teachers and students will wear face coverings during class time. 
  • Each student will have an assigned seat and their own supplies.
  • Classrooms will be sanitized during the week

During Sunday Night Discipleship

  • Nursery is provided for children 3 and under
  • A structured lesson time is provided for children in K4-3rd grade
  • Club 45 is available for children in 4th and 5th grade
  • Youth Group is available for Middle and High School Students.
  • Masking and social distancing guidelines will be in place along with temperature checks
  • Children 3rd grade and under will eat with their families, while Club 45 and Youth will eat their meals with their groups.
  • Childcare begins at 5:45

It is vital that if anyone is diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending worship, they should inform the church. Those in attendance will be informed and asked to quarantine from other church events for 2 weeks.