NOTE: For the foreseeable future, we are recommending all Home Churches meet virtually via Zoom due to the continued pandemic. Below are guidelines used only when CDC recommendations see small gatherings as safe. Stay tuned for updates!
As we continue to navigate the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re committed to making decisions about public gatherings and community groups that put the healthy and safety of our Church family ahead of everything else. As of now, we have no plans of large, public gatherings for the foreseeable future. However, so community groups are beginning to meet with proper safety precautions and necessary practices to protect from the further spread of sickness. According to CDC guidelines, these include:
- Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Throw the tissue in the trash and immediately wash your hands.
- Practice social distancing, that is, maintain at least six feet between people not living in the same household.
- Encourage the use of cloth face coverings among staff and congregants, noting that cloth face coverings should not be placed on children younger than 2 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, or anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove it without assistance.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when sick.
If groups are unable to meet these guidelines, we recommend continuing to meet via Zoom or through other video conferencing tools. We recommend groups meet outdoors if possible, refrain from sharing dishes and utensils, and practice social distancing at all times. For more information on safety, check out the links below:
If you have further questions, email us here.