COVID-19 plan

Crosby Chapel COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan in accordance with CDC and Washington State guidelines for Indoors and Outdoors

(Updated 5/28/2021)


Washington State Phase 3: Indoor Gatherings Limited to 50% capacity (200 Persons for Crosby)


Coming and Going:

  • Please perform self screening prior to coming to church. If you feel 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 day who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to church. Call the church, and we will pray for your health, and help you view and/or listen to the sermon online or on a CD. 
  • Please, greet each other with a friendly smile and “Hello”.
  • When possible, maintain at least 6 feet between you and your fellow congregant, unless that person is in your immediate household.


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

               o  Sanctuary

               o  Foyer

               o  Bathrooms

               o  Doors in all of these spaces

               o  Sunday school rooms

               o  Nursery

  • All spaces used outside of Sunday Worship will be sanitized.
  • Soap is provided for use in each bathroom for washing hands.
  • Bathroom doors will be propped open.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for use in the bathrooms, foyer, and sanctuary.
  • Face masks are recommended by all individuals that can do so medically and are not under the age of 2.
  • Tissues and trashcans will be available for use.
  • Disinfectants will be available for use and kept in supply.


  • Center pews will be marked every other but the outside pews will be fully opened. Please maintain at least 6 feet between you and your fellow congregant outside your household as much as practicable.
  • Those that desire to sing during worship, please keep face mask on.
  • The offering bags will not be passed during the service, please, drop your offering in the box at the back of the sanctuary on your way in or out of the service. Or, you can send offerings to the church by mail or online at
  • The bread and cup for communion during the first Sunday of the month will be in single-serve portions that are picked up by individuals, not passed out by ushers. 
  • Ventilation systems will be operated in the building to prevent the stagnation of the air. 


  • Nursery is will be opened when volunteers are available.
  • Sunday school will follow the same guidelines as time spent in the sanctuary.
  • Please see the bulletin on the Crosby Chapel website for further information on Sunday school and children’s church.
  • Please, have a discussion with your children prior to coming to church on the importance of following these guidelines.

At-Risk Individuals:

  • 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 If you are a person in one of these categories, you are advised by the CDC to take extra precautions. 

Known Cases of COVID-19:

  • As we have done in the past, Crosby Chapel 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.


  • This document will be emailed to members of Crosby Chapel and be posted in the following locations.

               o  Crosby Chapel Website

               o  Each entry to the church

               o  Foyer

               o  Sanctuary

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

               o  Each entry to the church

               o  Foyer

               o  Sanctuary

               o  Bathrooms

To download a printable version of this plan click HERE.