We continue to monitor the CDC guidelines as the COVID-19 Pandemic evolves and changes.
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In an effort to ensure Safety First, we will have signage throughout the building to remind all of safety protocols–social distancing requirements, protocols for proper washing of hands and use of hand sanitizers, etc. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available throughout the church. In addition, much of the sanctuary seating has been removed to comply with social distancing guidelines.
On February 25th the CDC updated their guidelines and now suggests we follow our COVID-19 community levels for mask guidance. Leon county is currently in the “LOW” risk area therefore we do not require masks at this time.
More information on the CDC guidelines can be found HERE
Both face masks and gaiters will be allowed. The CDC suggests that both face masks and gaiters have 2 or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that completely cover your nose and mouth. Both masks and gaiters should fit snugly against the sides of your face with no gaps.
Face coverings with vents will NOT be permitted.
At this time, we are not requiring the use of masks, however if you are more comfortable wearing one, disposable masks will be available at the Welcome Table.
At this time Leon county is considered a “low risk” area, therefore we are not requiring masks. However, if we should need to return to wearing masks our service will be continue to be live streamed on the website for guests who don’t feel comfortable wearing a mask.
Although Good Samaritan has the ability to accommodate up to 90 people while still maintaining proper social distancing, we will be limiting service attendance to 75. Overflow seating will be available on the outdoor patio if capacity is reached on any given Sunday. If we continue to reach capacity with one service time, we will transition to two services.
Reservations to attend Sunday Worship are no longer required.
As soon as we are made aware of a positive COVID test, we will immediately begin our contact tracing process to identify anyone who has been in close contact per CDC guidelines (which means having been within 6 feet of a person with COVID for longer than 15 minutes during the previous 48 hours). Anyone who may have been exposed will be contacted immediately. Just as a reminder, the best way to avoid having this happen is by following all protocols for social distancing.
Will there be any changes to the worship service upon reopening? What adjustments have been made to ensure spaces are safe?
Yes, Good Samaritan is concerned about Safety First for our members and guest. Therefore, we will implement the following:
- The number of chairs in the sanctuary will be reduced for greater social distancing. Although families from the same household may sit next to each other, we are asking that each family keep 3 seats between them and the next family in order to practice the physical distancing guidelines of the CDC.
- Coffee will NOT be provided but you are welcome to bring some from home!
Restrooms will be available. Hands must be washed before exiting and social distancing should be practiced while in the restrooms. Water fountains are available.
Good Samaritan reopened Sunday, March 21, 2021. We continue with one Sunday morning worship service at 10am. Should attendance deem it necessary to switch to two services, those service times will be announced via the website, Facebook, and Sunday announcements in advance.
During this COVID-19 time, as always, God loves you and so do we.