Plans for Church Reopening - Covid19 - Guidelines and Recommendations
Mount Vernon SDA Church
Preparation of the Church for June 6 Service
-- Mark pews with numbers skipping every other pew. Make sure each “group” has their own church hymnal. No Sharing!
Deacons can collect offering with gloves and mask on.
-- Assign number of people in pew. ( family, single, couple). Example below
- Row 1,2,3. Family pew with 9-12’ and then 6’ space
- Row 4,5,6 Couples or two member pews 6’ mark with a 6’ space between another 6’ space.
- Row 7,8,9 Singles pew 3’ mark and then a 6’ space, 3’mark and then 6’ space.
-- Balcony – seats numbered as in sanctuary. Every other pew 6’ apart unless family.
-- Mark sidewalks and stairs with laminated “X” attached to sidewalk with Velcro or tape
-- Older people enter/exit from lower level portico and younger people from front entrance.
-- Mask and hand sanitizer at both doors.
-- No Potluck until further notice.
-- No congregational singing until further notice.
-- No Sabbath School Classes – No social distancing is possible in classrooms.
It would not be possible to keep children from touching
each other, toys, papers, etc.
-- Anyone passing out or collecting papers, money, etc. has to wear mask and gloves.
-- No hugging, handshaking, contact with others.
-- The downstairs will be closed off to members.
-- No back doors will be open – Enter from portico or front doors only.
-- Greeter at door will open with gloves and mask on.
-- Everyone is to wear a mask while entering and exiting the church.
-- Please refrain from contact with others and keep the 6’ social distancing rule.
-- (4) deacons in the foyer will show people to the correct pew.
-- Single file lines, unless you are with your family, waiting to enter church.
-- Deacons collect offering wearing gloves and mask and going between empty rows of pews.
-- After church service, deacons dismiss rows starting at back of church. The balcony will be emptied by a deacon row by row.
-- Bathrooms need to be wiped down by assigned persons between use.
Counter tops, sinks, door handles, faucets, etc.