Forward Together

A Step-by-Step Guide to Re-Opening Activities at Good Shepherd

REVIEWED BY GOOD SHEPHERD’S COVID-19 TASK FORCE AND APPROVED BY GOOD SHEPHERD’S BOARD

PHASE 1: Stay Home


Criteria:
Infection Rate Rising and concern for health system being overwhelmed

Good Shepherd’s Response

  • All in-person worship suspended
  • All in-person gatherings suspended
  • Worship Services and Resources available online

PHASE 2: Stay Safe


Criteria:
A clear downward trajectory in the number of reported symptoms, confirmed cases and/or positive test for COVID-19 for 2 consecutive weeks. Infection Rate stabilizing, confidence in health system to handle capacity.

Good Shepherd’s Response

  • All in-person worship suspended
  • Church group gatherings of < 10 permitted (outside preferred), masks and registration required
  • People over 65 or with underlying health conditions not recommended to gather
  • Baptisms, funerals, weddings with < 50 people allowed, masks & registration required
  • Worship Services and Resources available online

PHASE 3: Stay Cautious


Criteria:
A clear downward trajectory in the number of reported symptoms, confirmed cases and/or positive tests for 2 consecutive weeks

Good Shepherd’s Response

  • Explore in-person worship opportunities with < 25% capacity,
    no more than 100 people, masks & registration required
  • Explore in person gatherings < 25 (indoor) and < 250 (outdoor) w/safety precautions
  • People over 65 or with underlying health conditions not recommended to gather
  • Baptism, funerals, weddings with < 25% capacity, no more than
    100 people, masks & registration required
  • Worship Services and Resources available online

PHASE 4: Stay Alert


Criteria:
Infection rate decreasing, widespread testing available. Moving toward herd immunity and/or vaccine

Good Shepherd’s Response

  • In-person worship resources return with precautions
  • In-person gatherings resume with precautions
  • Baptisms, funerals, weddings resume with precautions
  • Worship services and Resources available online

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