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Protocols for Use of Church on Main during COVID-19

Protocols for Use of Church on Main during COVID-19

January 2021

Any group which uses the Church on Main facility must adhere to State and Federal orders and guidelines.

  • All attendees must wear face masks that cover both mouth and nose, practice social distancing of 6’ apart, and frequently sanitize or wash hands.
  • Temperature Checks for all attendees – must be under 99.7 to gain entrance.
  • There should be no group singing.  If there is a soloist or duet, they should be at least 10-15’ from anyone.
  • Groups must clean and disinfect all touched surfaces before leaving.
  • Building capacity for Fellowship Hall: 30 (10 if there is anyone eating); Sanctuary: 60.
  • Groups should consider turning on the split AC/Heating system (which has air filters) and opening windows to promote ventilation (per CDC recommendations).
  • Contact Tracing
    • Ministry Partners should collect contact information for all attendees and record attendance.
    • Any attendees who receive a positive COVID test within 2 weeks of attending an event at Church on Main should alert the event’s Ministry Leader.
    • The Ministry Leader must then alert all attendees, as well as Brent O’Neill and Rev. Dr. Anne Ledbetter.
    • We encourage all participants to download the free “Covid Alert DE” or “MD Covid Alert” mobile applications.
  • Any person who has been exposed to the virus may not enter Church on Main for 14 days OR 7 days with a negative test in the last 48 hours (per CDC quarantine recommendation).
  • In order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, there shall be no consumption of food in Church on Main until further notice. Exceptions include staff and volunteers of Ministry Partners, people experiencing homelessness, and communion. Appeals for an exemption can be submitted in writing to Pastoral Resident Brent O’Neill and must be approved by Church on Main’s board.

All people who enter Church on Main do so at their own risk. Entering constitutes as agreement to abide by these protocols and to not hold Church on Main, our Ministry Partners, or any participants liable for injury or illness.