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COVID-19 Guidelines for CUCC Congregation

The Pastor’s Cabinet and Trustees have adopted these strategies to safely reopen the church to small groups and in-person Sunday services when Bucks County is officially designated a “green” zone.

1. Understanding and reducing our risks:

a. Being designated “Green” does not mean that we are free from COVID-19 spread.
b. We do not yet have a vaccine nor any approved therapies to treat the virus.
c. COVID-19 is highly infectious. We must act to avoid putting each other at risk.

2. Keeping COVID-19 outside of the church:

a. Before leaving home, take your temperature: if more than 100.4 deg. Fahrenheit, do not come to church.
b. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to church …. SEE A DOCTOR

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches or headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

DO NOT come to church for 14 days. You must be symptom-free upon your return. Please work with your medical professional to clear your return to church.

3. Minimizing contact or spread of the disease within the church.

a. At least 24 hours after use, cleaning staff should clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.
b. Sunday services will be live streamed for those who choose to remain at home.
c. For in-person Sunday services and small group activities:

  • Keep doors and windows open during use to improve ventilation.
  • Entrance & exit locations will be separate and posted. Use sanitizer before exiting.
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed at entrances/exits, pews & bathrooms. Use frequently.
  • Masks or face coverings will always be required while in the building.
  • Avoid touching surfaces where possible. Cover coughs with tissue or elbow.
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 ft will be required. Some pews will be closed.
  • Attendance will be limited to 25 people seated in one household group per pew.
  • Bathrooms and the elevator will be restricted to use by one person at a time.
  • Singing, group recitation, Passing the Peace & coffee hour will be temporarily discontinued.
  • Communion will be celebrated by placing pre-packaged communion elements in pews prior to service.
  • Online giving is preferred. Offering baskets will also be placed on tables in the sanctuary.

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