COVID-19 Worship Updates

We are currently having in-person worship at 10am.  We will have only one service each Sunday, until further notice.  Please read below to become familiar with our worship protocols.  

Greece United Methodist COVID In-person Guidelines

Requirements: Facial Masks, Screening, Temperatures, Social Distancing

Available: Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Cleansing Wipes

Not Available: Sunday School, Children’s Church, Nursery, Bulletins, Pew Bibles, Hymnals, Guest Sign-in Books, Offering plates,

Process:

  1. Limited access into the building – Only use of the main entrance located off the parking lot (Kings Common)
  2. Doors will be opened (weather permitted) 30 mins before the service and kept open.
  3. Screening table will be at the entrance of the building. You must stop at a screening table before entering the building.
  4. You will be asked a series of pre-screening questions, your temperature will be taken (100.3 or below accepted), and sign-in attendance (for contact tracing) will be taken before entering the building. We will be counting attendees to make sure we do not exceed capacity requirements.
  5. Name tags will be available on outside table. Congregation will take their name tags with them after the service and will be responsible for the care of them. It is recommended that you wear you name tag when possible. It is difficult to recognize people with their masks on. (Suggestion: Leave in your vehicle so you have it each week.)
  6. After screening, proceed directly to the sanctuary where an usher will seat you/family in a social distance approved pew.
  7. Tithing box will be inside sanctuary doors.
  8. At the end of the service, ushers will release congregation one pew at a time. Please proceed directly to parking lot.
  9. Non-touch socializing should be before and after the service, outside on church grounds. Please maintain social distancing.
  10. Due to space limitations, we ask that no more than 2 people at a time in our restrooms. It is important that we make every effort to abide with social distancing.

Screening Questions: 

  1. Have you recently developed any of these symptoms without a known cause?

Cough, fever or chills, congestion or running nose, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches or fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, sore throat, severe headaches

  1. Have you been exposed to COVID-19 and told to quarantine?
  2. Have you returned from any high-risk domestic areas, as described by NY*, in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you returned from a foreign country in the last 14 days?
  4. Have you had a positive COVID test in the last 28 days?

*NY State high-risk domestic areas (as of 8/15): Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin