You may find this useful if you are planning on worshipping indoors on Easter or any of the Sundays after during this phase of the pandemic. Below is the current set of practices and policies for safe indoor worship. The hospitality and worship teams considered early drafts, and the ushers settled on these during their March 18th meeting.
These are informed by the MIT indoor safety tool I shared with you all back in February (https://indoor-covid-safety.herokuapp.com), Dekorra's inputs into that tool (see below), and the ELCA's recommendations for indoor worship.
These practices sit in a nice space of not being overly restrictive and not being overly permissive. Please keep in mind, that the more permissive the practices the fewer people that can safely worship in doors. At the same time, the more restrictive the practices the less constructive indoor worship may be.
As members of this community one of the most important rules in these practices we can follow is stated under the first two points under the "behaviors" section of the "standards" (near the bottom). They say this:
For their own safety and the safety of this community, our leaders will be kind while applying these practices and we simply ask the same of you.
Included below are the inputs into the tool that was shared with you in the February newsletter. Below that are the current versions of the practices.
If you have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at the office (608-635-7200).
COVID-19 Indoor Safety Guideline Tool: https://indoor-covid-safety.herokuapp.com/
Total Capacity: 110 at 0.05 Risk Tolerance. 23 at 0.01 Risk Tolerance.
PRACTICES AND POLICIES FOR SAFE INDOOR WORSHIP AT DEKORRA
The worship space, building, parking lot and webspace are welcoming and prepared for COVID worship that brings people closer to God with the Holy Spirit through Christ.
Role with Primary Responsibility: Ushers
Supporting Roles: Worship Leader, Music Minister, Offering Counters
Materials Needed: Portable Camera, Wireless Microphone, A/V Cart and Building A/V System, Door Keys, Portable Door Fans, HVAC System, Parking Lot, Disposable Surgical Facemasks, Hand Sanitizer, Thermometers, Pre-Setup Worship Space, Worship Setup Checklist, Worship Takedown Checklist