Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church

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RE-OPENING GUIDELINES


Purpose: The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for worship services and activities. These guidelines are subject to change at the authority of the pastor.


I.                   Sanitize Committee

a. Members will wear gloves, masks, and gowns @ all times

b. Report Saturday evening to sanitize the entire church

c. Turn on Fans to run all night

d. Filter change every two weeks

e. Closing off parts of church that will not be in use

f. Mark pews 6ft. apart

g. Know maximum number of people you can bring in

 

II.                 Entering the Church

a.      Open church doors 30 minutes prior to service

b.      Usher on outside to remind people to stay 6ft. apart. As people enter church usher will ensure their hands are sanitized

c.       As people enter, they do not touch the door

 

III.              Sanitizing Process in Vestibule

a.      Processing table w/mask, and hand sanitizer

b.      Give people option to wear mask

c.       Everyone has to have hands sanitized

d.      Ask people if they have a cough or fever

e.      If a person has a cough or fever politely  (exception a known health condition not related to virus) explain to them they cannot enter sanctuary. Thank them for coming & ask then to return when they are well

 

IV.              Entering Sanctuary

a.      Ushers ensure people are placed 6ft. apart

b.      Family can stay together

c.       No congregational singing

d.      No shaking of hands

e.      No hugging

f.        No elbow bumping

 

V.                Service

a.      No Sunday School until further notice ( Virtual Only)

b.      Should be as brief as possible (Not over an hour)

c.       Tithes dropped in box as you enter church

d.      No choir singing until further notice

e.      Praise Team do not share mics

f.        Praise Team should sing no longer 10 minutes

g.      Announcements giving by pastor

h.      Praise Team should be 6ft apart

i.        Pastor exit after benediction

j.        Congregation exit immediately after benediction

k.       Once outside church recommendation is to enter your vehicle and leave premise

l.        If you do talk to someone outside church, please follow the 6ft rule

m.     Only use bathrooms in the rear of church

n.      Communion will be picked up as you enter the church

o.      A basket will be placed @ each pew for you to place your used Communion package in

 

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19; PLEASE DO NOT COME TO CHURCH UNTIL YOU ARE TESTED & HAVE QUARANTINE FOR FOURTEEN (14) DAYS.