PCC Covid Guidelines

Guidelines for meetings in larger groups:

With Arizona’s continued improvement in benchmarks related to COVID-19, it is being recognized for its steps to address the virus.  The Arizona Department of Health Services has developed plans tied to these benchmarks for reopening the state in a manner designed to continue controlling the spread of the virus.  Based on the state’s improving rates and the thoroughness of these plans, the PCC Task Force is recommending that we use these benchmarks and plans as our guides for resuming meeting in larger groups.  The benchmarks can be found at this ADHS webpage here and are updated every Thursday.
The data reported on 8/27/2020 shows that Maricopa County has met these criteria.

The next step is to define guidelines to follow while meeting together.
25% of maximum occupancy may be admittedThree Key Questions to Ask - if you answer yes to any of these you should stay homeHave you come into close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer)with someone who has had a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?with someone with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?Have you had a new onset of any of the following symptoms in the past ten days: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat?Do you live with anyone who would be considered “high risk” for severe illness from COVID-19 infection?During the fellowshipThe doors will be open approximately 10 minutes before service to minimize the "contact fellowship"Face coverings must be worn to enter the building and at all times during the worshipExcept for children under 2 years oldSit 6 feet away from others except for family/household units and romantic partners during worshipSingle serving communion supplies will be available to be picked upContribution baskets/lock box should be available for dropping off contributionWe are encouraging as many members to utilize online giving channels as possibleWear a red, yellow, or green wristbandRed: Hi! I’m keeping my distanceYellow: Okay with talking, but no touchingGreen: Okay with hugging and fist bumpsWe are encouraging that there be no live singing due to the increased forced spreading of droplets from singingAsk members to be cognizant of social distancing during fellowshipDuring fellowship, we are encouraging members to stay in small groups and to maintain social distancing.  Ushers will encourage people to move through the lobbies to allow people to easily exit the building without having to go through a throng of peopleDuring fellowship, we are encouraging members to stay in small groups and to maintain social distancing.  Children - Initially there will not be children's ministry.If there are children that will be included in your meeting, parents must be able to manage social distancing for their own children by keeping their family unit together.All children should remain with their family unit at all times. (Children of different family units should not sit together)If children are unable to adhere to social distancing recommendations, we recommend keeping those children at home with one parent.Meeting PreparationMeet outdoors if possible. (Weather will be a big factor in this decision. Use your discretion.)If you are unable to meet outdoors, use fans or open windows to increase cross-ventilation.Wipe down frequently touched surfaces. (Doorknobs, etc.)Make soap and water available for washing hands upon entry.Make hand sanitizer and tissues available.
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