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Plans for Church Reopening - Covid19 - Guidelines and Recommendations

Mount Vernon SDA Church

Preparation of the Church for June 6 Service


 

--    Mark pews with numbers skipping every other pew. Make sure each “group” has their own church hymnal.  No Sharing! 

        Deacons can collect offering with gloves and mask on. 

--    Assign number of people in pew. ( family, single, couple). Example below

  • Row 1,2,3.  Family pew with 9-12’ and then 6’ space
  • Row 4,5,6  Couples or two member  pews   6’ mark with a 6’ space between another 6’ space.
  • Row 7,8,9  Singles pew  3’ mark and then a 6’ space, 3’mark and then 6’ space.

 

--   Balcony – seats numbered as in sanctuary.  Every other pew 6’ apart unless family.

 

--    Mark sidewalks and stairs with laminated “X” attached to sidewalk with Velcro or tape

    6’-8’ apart.

 

--    Older people enter/exit  from lower level portico and younger people from front entrance.

 

--   Mask and hand sanitizer at both doors.

 

--    No Potluck until further notice.   

 

-- No congregational singing until further notice.

 

--    No Sabbath School Classes – No social distancing is possible in classrooms.

                It would not be possible to keep children from touching

                each other, toys, papers, etc.

 

--    Anyone passing out or collecting papers, money, etc. has to wear mask and gloves.

 

--    No hugging, handshaking, contact with others.

 

--    The downstairs will be closed off to members.

 

--    No back doors will be open – Enter from portico or front doors only.

 

--    Greeter at door will open with gloves and mask on.

 

--    Everyone is to wear a mask while entering and exiting the church.

 

--    Please refrain from contact with others and keep the 6’ social distancing rule.

 

--    (4) deacons in the foyer will show people to the correct pew.

--    Single file lines, unless you are with your family, waiting to enter church.

 

--    Deacons collect offering wearing gloves and mask and going  between empty rows of pews.

 

--    After church service, deacons dismiss rows starting at back of church. The balcony will be emptied by a deacon row by row.

 

--    Bathrooms need to be wiped down by assigned persons between use.

    Counter tops, sinks, door handles, faucets, etc.

 

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