Crosby Chapel COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan in accordance with CDC and Washington State guidelines for Indoors and Outdoors
Washington State Phase 1: Outdoor Gatherings Limited to 100 Persons
Washington State Phase 2: Indoor Gatherings Limited to 25% capacity
Coming and Going:
1. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a Crosby Chapel function in the last 14 days, please call the church, so we can anonymously inform our congregation and work 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 or on a CD. [WA requirement #15]
3. Please, greet each other with a friendly smile and “Hello”, but no handshakes or hugs at this time.
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 will be open. Greeters will maintain 6 feet separation.
6. Please, do not enter or exit the church in any way other than the 2 Foyer entrances. The only areas that will have access are the Sanctuary, Foyer and Bathrooms (closest to the main Foyer). [WA requirement #3]
1. These areas of the church will be cleaned and sanitized prior to and after Sunday Worship Service [WA requirement #10]:
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]
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. [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. Pews will be marked every-other and to aid in having households sit together, but not be closer than the CDC-recommended 6 feet to other church families. [WA requirement #12]
2. Congregational singing will be suspended until further guidance is provided. A maximum of 2 worship team members (i.e. soloist and musician) will be on stage performing for the congregation to listen to along with other means of song/musical worship through congregational listening.
3. The offering bags will not be passed during the service. Please, drop your offering in the box in the foyer on your way in or out of the service. Or, you can send offerings to the church by mail or online.
4. Please, do not bring communal food or drinks to share to church. Coffee will not be served at church.
5. The bread and cup for communion during the first Sunday of the month will be in pre-assembled single-serveportions that are picked up by individuals, not passed out be ushers. [WA requirement #5]
6. Ventilation systems will be operated as applicable in the building to prevent the stagnation of the air. [WA requirement #13 ]
1. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot have children’s ministries or nursery to limit contact between families. The gym will also be closed.
2. Please, bring your children with you to the sanctuary to worship with us, so we can see them grow. 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. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html
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 or on a CD.
Known Cases of COVID-19:
1. 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.
2. If we know of any positive cases of COVID-19 in our church body, and they attended in-person service, Crosby Chapel will notify everyone in the church and Kitsap County Health District, and advise the church body to follow the 14 day self-quarantine guidelines of the State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/COVIDexposed.pdf
3. If at any time according to the Kitsap County Health District COVID-19 Surveillance Report, there are more than 5 positive cases in Central Kitsap County or 16 cases in all of Kitsap County within the last 2 weeks, Crosby Chapel will not have in-person worship service 14 days after the announcement.
1. This document will be emailed to members of Crosby Chapel and be posted in the following locations: [WA requirement #1]
a. Crosby Chapel Website
b. Each entry to the church
2. CDC, DOH and OSHA signs will be prominently displayed as appropriate in the following locations: [WA requirement #2]
a. Each entry to the church
3. Those places that are not being used during service or other gatherings at the church will be posted “DO NOT ENTER.”
To download a printable version of this plan click HERE.