COVID-19 Guidance and Safety Measures

REOPENING OF SKIFF LAKE BIBLE CHURCH FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR WORSHIP SERVICE

  1. In-Person Sunday Services will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Seating: Pews will be marked for use/non-use to provide adequate social distancing. Family units may be seated together but remain at least 6 feet from other individuals or family units.
  2. High-risk individuals (age 65 or older or having predisposed health conditions such as heart and/or lung disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease or immune deficiency) are advised not to attend the in-person services at this time. We will continue to provide live virtual services from the church for you to participate along with others who don’t feel comfortable or safe congregating with others at this time.
  3. There will be no children’s services/programs or nursery provided in the initial reopening of the church for in-person services.
  4. All in-person attendees are required to wear a cloth mask and advised not to engage in hand shaking or other physical contact; and may also wear gloves. The music team and the pastor or anyone else presenting from the platform may remove their masks while speaking or singing.

Specific Safety Measures

  • Any person who has had any contact with known COVID-19 confirmed case(s) or traveled out of the country during the past 14 days should stay home and self-quarantine.
  • Any person who has flu symptoms: fever (100.4 degrees or higher), chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, cough or worsening cough, or shortness of breath, should stay home and self-quarantine.
  • Prior to and following the in-person service, the church facility will be properly sanitized following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use throughout the facility. Washing of hands for at least 20 seconds using soap is also strongly encouraged.
  • Cohabitating family units may sit closer together, but otherwise social distancing should be used.
  • All attendees will enter the auditorium through the central door entrance. At the end of the service, each row will be dismissed one at a time from the back row first and exit using the side entrances to the auditorium, dismissed one side at a time to maintain social distancing.
  • Doors will be propped open or held open by ushers to prevent the need for attendees to touch doors while entering and exiting the church or sanctuary, weather permitting; If it is too cold to leave the entry door open, an usher will wear gloves or sanitize the door handle each time it is touched to open it.
  • The drinking fountains will be covered and not accessible for use. No coffee, food or refreshments will be provided.
  • Regarding offerings, instead of passing the offering plates during the service they will be located outside the entry doors to the auditorium for offerings to be dropped off when entering or leaving the service. We strongly encourage online donation giving at this time.