Stage 4 Procedures
The following is an overview of local practices to be employed by Calvary Church to reintroduce on-site physical services. The goal and purpose of this document is to outline guidelines and practices to be implemented in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local directions as made public by our governments.
We believe that physically gathering is an important part of Calvary Church. We care deeply about the safety of our staff, team members and attendees. With the guidance provided to us, as well as the following implementations, we believe we are equipped and ready to reintroduce on-site physical services.
While we understand that many individuals who call Calvary home will be anxious to worship together in person, we do ask that you consider a few questions before attending a Sunday Service:
- Are you considered to be part of the primary At-Risk population? If so, we recommend not yet attending in-person services yet.
- Have you experienced any symptoms, even mild, related to COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell? If so, we recommend not yet attending in-person services.
- Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have NOT yet surpassed at least 3 days (72 hours) since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); have NOT seen improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and NOT yet surpassed at least 7 days since symptoms first appeared? If so, we recommend not yet attending in-person services. NOTE: If you are a staff or serving volunteer and do not meet these requirements, you are not permitted to attend.
We care deeply about the safety of our staff, team members and attendees. With that in mind, the following protocols will be implemented across our services to ensure the safety of each person attending. We ask that if you plan to attend in-person services, you intend to follow these protocols, as well as any additional direction given by Staff or Team Members while on-site.
Staff & Team Members
- All staff & team members will wash or sanitize hands upon entering.
- All staff & team members will maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals. If such distancing is not feasible, then other measures including face covering, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be rigorously practiced.
- All staff & team members will wear face coverings except for when your responsibilities require you to be on the platform.
We are asking all attendees to honor one another and wear a mask inside our facility.
- Individuals can remove their mask ONLY when they are in their seat. In all other cases or as they move throughout the facility, individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
- Attendees will be asked to practice proper spacing between other individuals outside of their immediate household, and only sit in a row with those who are part of their immediate household.
- At-Risk population attendees are encouraged to participate in our online experiences.
The check-in station will be placed in the hallway of the Family Center in front of Room 2 just inside the Main Exterior Calvary Kids Entrance.
The process for check-in admittance shall include:
- Honoring social distancing with 6ft floor markers.
- Sanitizing hands.
- Monitoring visual signs of obvious sickness.
- Taking a thermometer reading of all kids with a temperature no greater than 100.0
- Escorting (hereafter known as the “runner”) students to their classroom.
- Encouraging the use of a mask (SEE ADDITIONAL MASK NOTES).
- Prior to arrival, check-in is available through our Church Center app.
- A check-in specialist shall scan your barcode (located in email) for check-in.
- The check-in specialist can additionally help register new individuals.
- The runner shall screen and escort the child/children to their designated room.
During service, these measures will be included in our service:
- Chairs and seating will be separated by 6inches (NOT 6feet).
- During craft, snack, and playing times some chairs will be removed to encourage distancing.
- Hand washing will follow all activities including crafts, snacks, and playing.
- Disposable utensils, plates and cups will be used for all crafts or snacks and disposed of following use.
- Following crafts, snacks, and playing all reusable items will be sanitized through a “deep cleaning.”.
- Water fountains will be restricted and not functional.
- Children are permitted to bring their own water bottles with a name tag on them.
- Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged except for qualifying exemptions (SEE ADDITIONAL MASK NOTES).
- Following each Calvary Kids Service:
- “Deep clean” toys, chairs, and common areas.
Check-out will be at the same location as check-in.
The process for check-out will be:
- Wash/sanitize all hands.
- Bring your child’s tag to the check-in station.
- A runner will bring the child to the check-in station.
- Say “good-bye!”
- Due to Calvary Preschool Center’s compliances and our desire to maintain the safest environment for all our kids, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask with these exceptions:
- A child has a waiver to be exempt.
- A teacher has a waiver to be exempt.
- Teachers will continue to honor social distancing regardless of the mask.
- Runners are to wear a mask during runs through the hallway.
Deep cleaning a room or object comes in two (2) steps:
- Clean - remove visible dirt.
- Disinfectant - spray and wipe down the area in question.
Proper cleaning steps:
- Wear gloves.
- Clean touched and high contact areas.
- Disinfect in accordance to your chemicals labels (note timing).
- Throw away gloves.
We know that COVID-19 has had a major economic impact on many of our families and businesses, including Calvary! With not meeting in person you may be wondering how you can give your regular tithes and offering. You can continue to give in two ways:
- Online Giving - You can set up recurring or one time giving right here online!
- Mail - Simply mail in your tithes and offering and our staff will make sure it is processed.
We are committed to being the body of Christ in all situations and circumstances and believe that we are better together! As we continue to evaluate the impact that COVID-19 is having on our community, we wanted to make several resources available for you and our community.
Below are links to forms for those who need assistance or those who could provide support in the following areas. Our goal as the body of Christ is to empower each person within our church and community to help others in need.
We are aware of additional needs in the community and are waiting for responses from local organizations regarding food needs for students.
If you need assistance or can aid with childcare, senior home assistance, or have a resource need, we want to connect you to those who may be able to help! Please share these links with others who can help us show Christ amid this chaos.