1. A Touchless Visitor Experience

  • Entrance and exit doors (including washrooms) propped open

  • Limit access to worship areas, restrooms, and designated sick room

  • Stationary offering, giving online or by mail is encouraged

  • Promote nonphysical greetings  

  • Touchless communion (e.g. prepackaged elements opened by individuals)

  • If food or beverages are served COVID, guidelines will be observed

  1. A Constant Sanitizing Process

  • Masks should be worn in the building unless it would be unwise for a person to wear one. 

  • Hand sanitizing stations at entrances

  • Water fountains will not be available for use

  • Between church services, sanitize bathrooms, anything that would change hands, and high-touch surfaces

  1. Minimize Possible Transmission

  • People should conduct a self-check and stay home if they have symptoms of
    COVID-19: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • People should also stay home if they have a household member experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19

  • Persons at higher risk for severe illness are strongly encouraged to stay home

  • Designated sick room for anyone who becomes sick during the service – Kitchen

  • Continue to provide virtual worship service for vulnerable community members

  1. Socially Distant Seating Strategies

  • Occupancy must not exceed 50% of total room capacity or 250 for an outdoor service

  • Increasing the overall number of church services if needed

  • Household members can sit together and should maintain at least 6 feet from people not in the same household - including people next to, in front of, and behind

  • All church family members will remain 10 feet away from the platform

  • Encourage social distancing on arrival and departure

  • Provide clear signage to ensure social distancing and open areas

  1. Employee and Volunteer Requirements

  • Training on guidelines and restrictions for our facility

  • Wash and/or sanitize hands regularly

  • Social distancing – stay at least 6 feet apart

  • Masks should be worn in the building except for when serving on the platform or if it would be unwise for a person to do so.  

  • Stay home if they or someone in their household has symptoms of COVID-19