The church is observing 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 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND they have been asymptomatic for at least 24 hours. 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 10 days have passed since that person first exhibited symptoms, AND that person has had no symptoms for at least 24 hours. “Prolonged contact” would include living in the same household or working in close proximity indoors.
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days following attendance at a CABC gathering are asked to notify the church office immediately [email@example.com 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.
As a church we are taking the following additional measures to ensure the health and safety of everyone attending Sunday morning gathered worship.
- When you arrive on Sunday morning, please be mindful of social distancing as you find a seat. Be courteous and maintain 6’ of social distancing with those who are not members of your household.
- We encourage everyone who is physically able to wear a mask throughout our time together on Sunday mornings. The balcony, in particular, is designated as an area where masks are required. We’ll have masks available at the door if you need one.
- Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building. Bottled water will be available in lieu of drinking fountains.
According to the CDC, older adults and individuals of any age with certain underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. A livestream of our Sunday gathered worship is provided each week with you in mind. If you choose to attend in person, you will be welcome.
If you have any questions or are uncertain about what these guidelines mean for you, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-738-2527) and we will be happy to assist you.