During Phases 1-3 of our COVID-19 reopening plan (outlined below), the church will observe the following wellness policy for Sunday morning worship, for Community Groups, and for any other official gatherings of church members:
Individuals exhibiting any symptom of COVID-19, whether they receive a positive COVID-19 test or not, should not attend in-person church events until at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND they have been asymptomatic for at least 3 full days. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include cold or flu-like symptoms, specifically fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Individuals who have had close, prolonged contact with someone else who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 likewise should not attend in-person church events until at least 14 days have passed since that person first exhibited symptoms, AND that person has had no symptoms for at least 3 full days. “Prolonged contact” would include living in the same household or working in close proximity indoors.
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days following attendance at a CABC gathering should notify the church office immediately [firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 738-2527].
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and have had no symptoms may attend in-person church events after 10 full days have passed since the test.
Individuals who test negative for COVID-19 and have had no symptoms may attend in-person church events right away.
Out of concern and respect for others, individuals who flagrantly disregard this policy will be lovingly required to leave the premises.