COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Updated September 29, 2022
These are the current guidelines for health and safety. We advise that people make wise choices for themselves and take responsibility for their own health and that of those around them. The guidelines are as follows:
Please do not attend in person activities if you are symptomatic or have been recently exposed to Covid.
To attend Sunday services in person, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask, with both your mouth and nose covered. We will provide a mask if you did not bring one.
Singing and Presenting:
Congregants and the choir are asked to keep their mask securely in place while singing.
Soloists and those speaking from the chancel area may remove their masks while singing or speaking.
Indoor Gatherings other than Sunday worship
For church business or social gatherings indoors, masks and social distance are strongly recommended and serving food and beverages is highly discouraged.
Food and beverages
Indoors: Foods and beverages will not be served during indoor all-church events. For those bringing their own water or other beverage, or those gathering in small covenanted groups, masks are strongly recommended, and please replace your mask immediately after consuming food or beverage.
Outdoors: Food and drink may be served and consumed at outdoor events; we strongly recommend that social distance be observed while eating.
Please observe these occupancy guidelines/limits in church spaces:
- Sanctuary -251 (the number of seats)
- Fellowship Hall -160 (just chairs, or chairs at tables)
- Horsch Room -20 (existing furniture)
- Commons – 40 (with chairs in rows)
- Hillside LL -48 (with chairs in rows)
- Hillside 201 -18
- Hillside 202 – 8
- Hillside 203 – 10