OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Updated January 6, 2022

As the current COVID case levels are constantly changing, these policies will continue to evolve. Thank you for your patience.


On Thursday, 1/6/22, the Task-Force met to discuss our policies in regards to the changing Covid-19 climate. Below are the main points from that meeting. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Pastor Zach directly or through the church office. If you have contracted Covid-19, or have been exposed, we would like to be able to support you and help you at this time.


Masks will continue to be required at all times in worship. We asks that masks be well-fitting and worn appropriately. 


We are asking that small groups strongly consider returning to universal masking due to the contagiousness of this variant.


Small groups are welcome to still meet in the church building, but, the option to be virtual remains. Please notify Kristin in the office about your group’s plans.


Offering plates and Communion elements will not be passed in the pews for the month of January. When Communion is observed, elements will be available in the Narthex and picked up prior to entering into the sanctuary. Tithes, offerings, and donations can be placed in the church replica which will be placed inside the sanctuary. As always, you can also donate online, or mail checks directly to the church office.


Sunday School changes:

  • The Confirmation Sunday School class will move to the lounge and be hybrid.

  • All Children’s Sunday School remains in-person only at this time.

  • For Adult Sunday School, please check with your teacher if the class is in-person or online.


For all church participants:

If you have contracted Covid-19 or are feeling ill, please stay home and take care of yourself. If you have been exposed and considered a close contact, we ask that you follow the appropriate guidelines, use caution and your best judgement. Please contact a pastor or staff member to discuss any concerns. Again, if you have contracted Covid-19, or have been exposed, please let us know so that we can support you and help you at this time.


For our staff and volunteers:

We continue to refer to the CDC and county Department of Health guidance for our staff and volunteers who contract Covid-19. We also ask that you use your best judgement and stay home when sick.


If you are positive for Covid-19:

  • Stay home for at least 5 days.

  • You may return to your church position (masked) after day 5 if your symptoms resolve and you test negative. 

  • If after 5 days you still have symptoms, please stay home until symptoms are gone for 24 hours.


If you are exposed to Covid-19 (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes not wearing a well-fitting mask)

  • Please stay home until day 5 and test on day 5.

  • If you develop symptoms, please stay home and test on day 5. If positive, follow guidance above.

***If a volunteer or staff member has been exposed, please notify a pastor or direct supervisor to discuss the details. These situations will be handled on a case-to-case basis.


If a family member is exposed:

Please consider the details of the exposure and use your best judgement.  If the family member tests positive or develops symptoms, please stay home and follow the above guidelines.


CDC website for guidance on isolation and quarantine:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html


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We also encourage you to please continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19, for our health care workers, and all essential employees during this time. We encourage you to reach out by phone to those who might be feeling particularly lonely during this time.