Worship Re-Entry Guidelines
In accordance with the CDC and Dane County Public Health, we have put some measures in place to allow and provide a safe place to worship in-person. We are excited to be able to worship again together as the body of Christ!
- Part 1: Are you or anyone in your household exhibiting any of the following symptoms?
- Cough, Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, New loss of taste or smell, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fever of 100.00 or higher and/or has taken medication (Tylenol/Ibuprofen) to reduce a fever in the last 24 hours
- If yes to any of these symptoms, please stay home and worship via our livestream.
- If No to all symptoms in part 1, please proceed to part 2
- Part 2: Has anyone in your household developed 2 or more of the following symptoms:
- Congestion/runny nose, fatigue, muscle aches, sore throat, nausea/abdominal pain, headache
- If yes to any 2 or more of these symptoms, please stay home and worship via our livestream.
- Please check your temperature prior to coming to a worship service. If you have a fever of more than 100.00, please stay home and worship via our livestream.
- If you have left the country or been on a cruise within the last 14 days, we recommend that you consider staying home and worshipping via our livestream.
- If anyone in your family tests positive for COVID-19, please notify the Church, so we can notify anyone who might have had close contact with this person.
- In the event a congregation member tests positive for COVID-19, we will notify anyone who has come in close personal contact with that member.
- If you are quarantining for any reason, please stay home and worship via our livestream.
- Doors will open 45 minutes prior to worship. Once you enter the building, we ask that you take your seat in the sanctuary. Please take your coats and belongings with you.
- You will check-in upon entry.
- Please follow all signage in the building.
- Please enter the building using the main entrance doors on the right side of the building, and leave the building using the doors on the right side. (Always Stay Right)
- Please follow arrows on the floor so we are all moving in the same direction. Enter the sanctuary using the doors on the right side, and exit on the right side as well.
- Social Distancing of 6 feet will be required at all times with those outside your household.
- Masks are required in the building at all times unless:
- Engaging in communion along with the church body
- You have a child(ren) 2 years old and younger who are not required to wear masks
- Preachers will not be wearing masks while preaching. (This is in line with current orders regarding masking during religious activities).
- Sanitizing stations are located just inside the main entrance and on either side of the Sanctuary doors. Please wash your hands and sanitize often.
- The Fellowship Hall, Kitchen and Youth Room/Nursery will be closed.
- The children's activity bags will not be available.
- Only two people are permitted to use the restrooms across from the kitchen at a time.
- The Building will only be open for corporate worship. Otherwise, the building will still be closed.
- We will not be making skin-to-skin contact during worship and would ask that you refrain from this as well. (ie. shaking hands, sharing of the peace, hugging) etc.
- Songs will be played and sung during worship.
- Offering baskets will be placed at the back of the sanctuary.
- Communion will continue to be individual packets, even during in-person worship.
- We ask that you and your family stay in your seating area during worship. Snacks are permitted for children only. Water bottles brought from home are permitted. Coffee and Cappuccino will not be served.
- We ask that you do not congregate in the building before or after worship. You may maintain 6 feet distance outside if you would like to enjoy some fellowship time.
In the future, depending on community risk, we may need to return to virtual worship. We hope that is not the case, but if that becomes necessary, we will make sure to communicate that with you. We know this is not ideal, and we really want to continue to meet as the body of Christ during this time, so please adhere to these guidelines so we can continue worshiping together in the future.