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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


--   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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