COVID-19 Reopening Plan

COVID-19 Reopening Plan

As we reopen, church will look different than before. Please watch this video (also embedded below) for a walk-through of what will happen and read on for more details.

Walk-through Video

Zones—4 zones with 25 people max each

This approach allows us to open under “Phase 0” or Phase 1. Once Multnomah County transitions to Phase 2, we will be allowed to have more people in each zone. All zones happen simultaneously as we are limited to 90 minutes inside the building. We suggest you have a back-up plan for which zone you would like to worship in – just in case your preferred zone is full. You’ll find an overview of the zones at the bottom.

Contact Tracing

Sign-in at your chosen zone. No overlap between zones: stay in the one you picked for that week. Records kept (in a safe) for one month, then shredded. Will only be used in the case of cases traced back to the church so that we can notify others who might need to get tested.

Online Ministry

Online Ministry will continue! The service in the main church sanctuary will be streamed on Facebook Live. and uploaded later on our YouTube channel.

Monitoring

Each zone will have a “monitor” and a “leader”. These individuals will help remind us to social distance, sign-in, etc. and can help answer questions. There will also be greeters outside to help you figure out where to go!

Cleaning

The church has been “deep cleaned” while we’ve been gone! This includes carpets being shampooed and pews being steam cleaned. Regular cleaning will continue along with new sanitizing procedures – surfaces will be wiped down by volunteers between bathroom visits and after each service. Mics won’t be shared, and each zone has a station with masks, sanitizer, and wipes.

Zone Overview

  • Main Sanctuary (Zone #1)
    • Starts at 10:30 am
    • Church Service Style
    • Entrance: Side door (by organ)
    • Masks required
    • Bathrooms: lobby
    • Handicap accessible
  • Sanctuary Balcony (Zone #2)
    • Starts at 10:30 am
    • Church Service Style
    • Entrance: Left main lobby doors and up the back stairs
    • Masks required
    • Bathrooms: lobby
  • Church Chapel (Zone #3)
    • Starts at 10:30 am
    • Church Service Livestream
    • Entrance: Chapel/gym entrance
    • Masks required
    • Bathrooms: Downstairs and to the left (by the youth room)
  • Fellowship Hall (Zone #4)
    • Starts at 10:30 am
    • Family Sabbath School Style
    • Entrance: Fellowship hall main door
    • Bathrooms: Hall outside the fellowship hall
    • Masks required
    • Handicap Accessible

Please pay attention to signs & tape! This is new for all of us and it’s going to be confusing for a while! Please, pay attention to signs, boundary tape, etc. If we can’t follow rules, we won’t be able to stay open.

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