Healthy at Church Recommendations through June 16
The Ministry Cabinet (governing board) of South Elkhorn has launched a Healthy at Church Task Force. Learn more about the team here.
Healthy at Church Task Force recommended extending the general church closure through June 16th. That means no church or community groups or office visitors are to enter the church building. Only select individuals will enter the building for essential functioning of the church. Church staff will continue to work remotely as much as possible.
Outdoor service/drive-in services are a must under current indoor capacity constraints:
Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks,
unless they have a medical condition that prevents it
At-risk groups are discouraged from attending
(or remain at a safe distance/stay in their vehicles)
Restrooms will need to be cleaned after each individual use,
and will only be available for emergency use
(encourage people to use restroom before showing up)
Social distancing (6 feet between family groups) is essential (marking on grass)
Items should be brought from home – seating, communion elements, masks
Goal is to reduce contact – encourage people to view materials online, etc.
but can have them available if appropriate measures are taken
(gloved and masked distribution of bulletins, e.g.)
Have sanitizer available and encourage people to bring their own
Participating staff (by nature of their employment) needs to go through a health screening
(temperature check, not exhibiting symptoms)
In effect until the next Cabinet meeting on June 16th.
The task force will continue to meet in the days and weeks ahead to develop additional plans and guidance for the Cabinet to consider from June 16th on.
The Worship Team is tasked with planning and implementing outdoor opportunities for worship. A date for the first drive-in/outdoor worship service will be announced once all planning is complete, all needed materials are obtained, and we can implement all the guidelines to proceed as safely as possible.