Eagle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church

In-Person Church Covid-19 Guidelines

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

We know that there is a substantial ministry benefit for groups to meet in-person. Our Eagle Rock Church Re-opening Committee, comprised of pastors, lay leaders and health professionals, has designed these guidelines after reviewing the requirements from both the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and California state requirements. Our primary focus has been to enable in-person worship while promoting the safety of our members and the well-being of our community. For the health and safety of our community, we strongly encourage you to follow these protocols. Your cooperation will make it possible for us to continue to meet in-person while caring for the most vulnerable in our society and showing love for our neighbors.


PLAN TO RESUME IN-PERSON GATHERINGS


IMPLEMENTATION OF HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES IN THREE CATEGORIES:


Hygiene

• Encourage worshipers to wash/sanitize hands regularly

• Limit the spread of the virus by reducing contact with shared surfaces:

  • Remove all non-essential information stands, and commonly shared items (i.e., Bibles, toys, hymnals) 

  • Eliminate the use of physical handouts (i.e., bulletins) 

  • Collect offering without passing an offering plate/basket

  • Eliminate snack-chat at this time 
  • Disable water fountains 

• Clean & sanitize shared equipment (microphones, stands, etc.) between each use

• Increase indoor ventilation with high quality air purifiers

• Provide contactless and limited entry points


Distancing 

• Minimize time in confined spaces

• Wear face coverings

• Observe three feet of physical distancing

• Encourage high-risk groups to be extra careful

Create controlled entry points with spaced queues to screen attendees for symptoms and to check masks

Provide orderly entrance and exit plans to allow for physical distancing

Refrain from congregational singing

Separate households/parties, seat each group at least three feet apart and wear masks at all times

Implement measures to physically separate, such as physical partitions or visual cues (e.g., floor markings, colored tape)


Screening 

• Screen attendees for illness and participation in health & safety guidelines

• Masks are still required for non-vaccinated, and strongly encouraged for everyone else


PLEASE NOTE:

We have put protocols in place to keep attendees safe. Despite our best measures, however, gathering in-person carries some risk of COVID exposure. We encourage those in high-risk categories to worship and study with us online.



PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS

In the last 14 days have you or anyone within your household:

• Traveled internationally?
• Been within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or had COVID-19 symptoms?
• Experienced two or more COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., fever, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle aches or pain, headache, fatigue, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) or been diagnosed with COVID-19?


IF YOU ANSWERED "NO" TO ALL PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS THEN FEEL FREE TO JOIN US.


MASKS REQUIRED INDOORS

According to current state mandates, EVERYONE must wear a face mask indoors.


IF YOU ANSWERED "YES" TO ANY OF THE PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS, PLEASE STAY HOME.



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