As we prepare to meet in person, we as a church are taking precautions to keep our congregants safe based on guidelines from the CDC. We encourage you first and foremost, that if you or someone in your household is symptomatic of COV-19, that you please stay home and watch online. Below are some of the ways we are doing our best to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Healthy Hygiene Practices
- Please maintain good hand hygiene, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- We will have hand sanitizer available, as well as tissues, and no-touch trash cans.
- Please cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of their elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed.
Cloth Face Coverings
- We encourage use of cloth face coverings. Note: Cloth face coverings should not be placed on children younger than 2 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, and anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance. Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms.
Cleaning, & Disinfection
- We will be clean and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and shared objects in between uses.
- When we go back to two services, we will be cleaning between each service.
- Be mindful of social distancing. Create space between you and those around you, outside of your household.
- For now we will be offering digital bulletins instead of print.
- We encourage you to give electronically. We will not be passing offering plates, but there will be one location in the auditorium to give in-person with no contact.
- If you are comfortable, GFC KIDS is open and available to your children.
- Your children are welcome to sit with you in the service. We will have activity sheets available for them.
- We are continuing to host many of our meetings and groups virtually to limit over exposure.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, even when people are participating within their own health status and heeding all safety warnings. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By attending worship services and by participating in other ministries of the Church, you and your family assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.