Bethlehem Chapel Assembly of God
COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation amd Recovery Plan in accordance with CDC and Washington State guidelines
Our COVID supervisor is Tara Addink. Please direct any questions/ concerns to the church office.
Coming and Going:
1. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a Bethlehem Chapel function in the last 14 days, please call the church, so we can inform other attendees while keeping your confidentiality and working 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. [WA requirement #15]
3. Please greet each other with a friendly smile and “Hello,” but no handshakes or hugs.
4. When possible, maintain at least 6 feet between you and your fellow congregant, unless that person is in your immediate household. [WA requirement #12]
5. The main doors to the foyer and sanctuary to Bethlehem Chapel will be open. Greeters will maintain 6 feet separation.
6. Please, do not enter or exit the church in any way other than the open entrances. The only areas that will have access are the Sanctuary, Foyer and Bathrooms. [WA requirement #3]
1. These areas of the church will be cleaned and sanitized prior to the first service at 9am, in between both services, and after Sunday’s second Worship Service [WA requirement #10]: a. Sanctuary b. Foyer c. Bathrooms d. Doors in all these spaces
2. All spaces used outside of Sunday Worship will be sanitized. [WA requirement #10]
3. Soap is provided for use in each bathroom for washing hands. [WA requirement #8]
4. Please limit bathroom use to 2 persons at one time. [WA requirement #7]
5. Hand sanitizer will be provided for use in the bathrooms, foyer, and sanctuary. [WA requirement #8]
6. Facial masks will be worn by all individuals that can medically and are not under the age of 2.
If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, you are exempt from this order.
Due to privacy laws, we cannot legally ask you about your medical condition. Therefore, if we see you without a mask, we will assume you have a medical condition and will welcome you inside the building. (In compliance with privacy laws.)
Masks and gloves will be available at each entrance; however, we encourage you to bring your own. [WA requirement #4]
7. Tissues and trashcans will be available for use. [WA requirement #14]
8. Disinfectants will be available for use and kept in supply. [WA requirement #9]
1. Every other row will be removed, and not be closer than the CDC-recommended 6 feet to other church families. [WA requirement #12]
2. Those that desire to sing during worship, please keep your face mask on. [WA requirement #6]
3. Please, do not bring communal food or drinks to share. Coffee will not be served.
4. The bread and cup for communion during the first Sunday of the month will be in prepackages single-serve portions that are picked up by individuals. [WA requirement #5]
5. Ventilation systems will be operated as applicable in the building to prevent the stagnation of the air. [WA requirement #13]
6. Tithing and giving will not be passed around but we will have our giving lockboxes located in the sanctuary for dropping off tithes and offerings.
1. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot have children’s ministries or nursery in order to limit contact between families.
2. Kids are always welcome. Please have a discussion with your children prior to coming to church on the importance of following these guidelines.
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.
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 a recording of the worship service online.
Known Cases of COVID-19
1. Bethlehem Chapel Church will notify attendees of the same service and space (via letter and or phone call) if we know of anyone who attended a service and tested positive for COVID-19.
2. We will work with the Grant County Health department by contacting everyone who shared the service and space to advise them to follow the 14-day self-quarantine guidelines of the State.
1. This document will be mailed to members of Bethlehem Chapel Church and be posted in the following locations: [WA requirement #1]
a. Bethlehem Chapel Church Website & Facebook Account
b. Each entry to the church
2. CDC and DOH signs will be prominently displayed as appropriate in the following locations: [WA requirement #2]
3. Those places that are not being used during service or other gatherings at the church will be posted “DO NOT ENTER.”
- Disposable Masks will be available for congregants who did not bring one to wear.
- Disposable Gloves will be available for congregants who require them for safety.