Mountain View Assembly of God
COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan
... in accordance with CDC and Washington State guidelines for Indoor and Outdoor Services

Mountain View Assembly of God

COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan in accordance with

CDC and Washington State guidelines for Indoor and Outdoor Services 


We are presently in Washington State Phase 2:         


Outdoor Gatherings Limited to 200 Persons with masking and physical distancing practices in place


Indoor Gatherings Limited to up to 25% of room capacity. For us that is 93 individuals with masking and physical distancing practices in place


 Coming and Going:


1. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a Mountain View service in the last 14 days, please call the church, so we can anonymously inform the congregation and work with the health officials in our county.


2. Please perform self-screening prior to coming to church. If you are feeling sick for any reason, have a temperature of 100.4F or more, or see that your children do not feel well, please do not come to church. If you have been in contact with someone within the last 14 days who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to church, but call the church, so we can pray for your health, and help you view and/or listen to the sermon online.

  

3. Please, greet each other with a friendly smile and “Hello”, but no handshakes or hugs at this time.


4. When possible, maintain at least 6 feet between you and your fellow congregant, unless that person is in your immediate household.


5. The main doors to the foyer and sanctuary will be open.

 

6. Please, do not enter or exit the church in any way other than the main entrance. The only areas that will have access are the Sanctuary, Foyer and Bathrooms (closest to the main Foyer).


Sanitation:


1. These areas of the church will be cleaned and sanitized prior to and after Sunday Worship Service:

    a. Sanctuary

    b. Foyer

    c. Bathrooms

    d. Doors in all these spaces


2. All spaces used outside of Sunday Worship will be sanitized.


3. Soap is provided for use in each bathroom for washing hands. 


4. Bathroom doors will be propped open. Please, limit use to 2 persons or 1 family at one time.

 

5. Hand sanitizer will be provided for use in the bathrooms, foyer, and sanctuary. 


6. Facial masks will be worn by all individuals that can medically and are not under the age of 2.

 

7. Tissues and Trashcans will be available for use.

 

8. Disinfectants will be available for use and kept in supply. 


Sanctuary:


1. Chairs will be marked to aid in having households sit together, but not be closer than the CDC-recommended 6 feet to other church families. Please do not move/relocate chairs.


2. Those that desire to sing during worship, please keep your face mask on.


3. The offering bags will not be passed during the service. Please, drop your offering in the box in the foyer on your way in or out of the service. Or, you can send offerings to the church by mail or online.


4. Please, do not bring communal food or drinks to share at church. Coffee will not be served at church.


5. The bread and cup for communion will be in pre-assembled single-serve portions that are picked up by individuals, not passed out be ushers.


6. Ventilation systems will be operated as applicable in the building to prevent the stagnation of the air.


Children:


1. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot have children’s ministries or nursery to limit contact between families. We are working on a plan for our children's ministries. We will be having children's ministry conducted on Wednesday evenings.


2. Please, bring your children with you to the sanctuary to worship with us. Please, have a discussion with your children prior to coming to church on the importance of following these guidelines.


At-Risk Individuals:


1. CDC has designated certain groups of our population as being more at risk of having serious complications due to the virus and recommends that individuals in these at-risk groups take extra precautions in order to not contract this highly contagious disease. According to the CDC these groups include the elderly (age 65 and older), those with underlying health conditions, and those with disabilities. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html


2. If you are a person in one of these categories, you are advised by the CDC to take extra precautions. These extra precautions may include staying home, where you can watch and/or listen to the worship service online.  

 

Known Cases of COVID-19:


1. As we have done in the past, Mountain View will notify the church body (via email and or phone call) if we know of anyone in the congregation that has tested positive for COVID-19. We will not provide names due to privacy information.


2. If we know of any positive cases of COVID-19 in our church body, and they attended in-person service, Mountain View will notify everyone in the church and Spokane County Health District, and advise the church body to follow the 14 day self-quarantine guidelines of the State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/COVIDexposed.pdf


Postings:


1. This document will be emailed to members of Mountain View and be posted in the following locations:

    a. Mountain View Website

    b. Each entry to the church

    c. Foyer

    d. Sanctuary


2. CDC, DOH and OSHA signs will be prominently displayed as appropriate in the following locations:

    a. Each entry to the church

    b. Foyer

    c. Sanctuary

    d. Bathrooms


3. Those places that are not being used during service or other gatherings at the church will be posted “DO NOT ENTER.”

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