We know the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created concern in our workplaces, schools and day-to-day activities. Our goal is to provide our church family with a clean, safe environment and we strive to be sensitive to the health and well-being of everyone who comes on our campus. We want to make sure you know that our church is putting greater focus on prevention and has taken precautions to keep you and our campus facilities as protected as possible:
• We have implemented more aggressive sanitization measures to clean frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, microphones, handrails etc. All worship center seats and flat surfaces will be disinfected after each use.
• All carpet and floors have been cleaned and sanitized.
• Additional hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout the campus.
• Interactive materials will be provided for all elementary school children to engage them during the worship service. These will be available at the designated children’s table in the water fountain foyer.
• Church members will be encouraged to walk directly to their cars and not gather in groups following dismissal.
• Water for the baptism pool will be specifically treated to eliminate any contamination from person to person.
• In accordance with CDC guidelines, all high-risk individuals and elderly with pre-existing conditions are discouraged from attending in person; but encouraged to continue worshiping with us online.
Specific Precautions Related to Childcare:
• If anyone (volunteer, parent or child) feels ill or shows any symptoms they are asked to please stay home.
• A greeter will be at each outside door to assist with entering and leaving so that there is not constant contact with the door handles. Door handles will be cleaned and disinfected following each event.
• A single volunteer will enter information for check-in stations at the pre-school, and children areas.
• All toys and classroom items have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. This process will be repeated after each group. Additionally, sanitized wipes and appropriate cleaning products will be placed in every classroom for continued cleanliness.
• Protective gloves will be worn for all diaper changing and cleaning.
• Protective face masks will be available for anyone who desires one.
• Volunteers will wash their hands prior to receiving children, after diaper changes, before feeding a child and frequently during the event.
• Laundry will be collected from each room in a basket and washed immediately after the event. The basket will then be sanitized.
• A cleaning checklist and procedures have been created for the children’s area and will be communicated to all workers. Church staff will follow-up to ensure that everything has been cleaned as required.
What you can do:
• Keep up-to-date with the latest information from the Centers of Disease Control and prevention (CDC).
• Protect yourself and others if you are sick and not attend worship or other church activities until you are symptom-free and fever-free for at least 24 hours.
• Please pray for the effects of this pandemic to diminish and quickly go away. Pray for our government leaders and health professionals as they deal with this crisis.