Building Reopening Pandemic Plan

Current Status:  Phase 2.5
Masks must be worn at all times in the building until further notice

 

5/2/2021 Update:
With the changes at the state and county level, we are no longer going to have our status tied to the state or county dashboard.  The Board will take input from various sources, including the CUUC Covid Task Force, and update our current status on this page.   Changes will most likely occur on Tuesday morning, but hosts will still be expected to check the status on Columbine’s page within 24 hours of their meeting.  We are moving to Phase 2.5, and allowing Small Groups of up to 10 people to use the sanctuary and one bathroom.  No singing indoors.  Do not pressure anyone to attend in person if they prefer to attend virtually.  A laptop has been provided and will be used to allow any participants to join virtually if they choose to.  Treat the meeting as if none of the attendees have been vaccinated.  All other rules from Phase 3 will still apply.
The Host of the small group must contact the Office Administrator prior to any meetings to review necessary forms and procedures.  

 

Just so we’re clear, the safety of our members is our first priority. We understand that the congregation’s whole purpose for being is to create a sense of community, and that is difficult to do without meeting in person.  However, this virus is in our town, and it is killing people.  We must demonstrate self-control and respond appropriately to the pandemic.

 

Here is our full plan, subject to change as needed:

 

Phase #1:
  • Outdoors only
  • 6ft separation between parties
  • Masks worn outside of vehicles
  • No access to building
Phase #2:
  • Outdoor gatherings only, limited access to building
  • 6ft separation between parties
  • Masks worn outside of vehicles
  • Limit 2 people indoors at a time, must wear mask at all times in building, 6ft separation
  • One person at a time in bathroom or kitchen
  • Hand sanitizer available at front door
  • Must have one person designated as Host to ensure compliance and cleanup / sanitizing afterwards
  • Clean Bathrooms & kitchen after use
  • All touch surfaces must be wiped down with CDC approved sanitizer
  • All participants free from symptoms or potential exposure for previous 2 weeks
Phase #2.5 (Small Groups):
  • Outdoor gatherings are same as Phase #2
  • Hand sanitizer available as needed
  • Must have one person designated as Host to ensure compliance and cleanup / sanitizing afterwards
  • Clean Bathrooms & kitchen after use
  • All touch surfaces must be wiped down with CDC approved sanitizer
  • All participants free from symptoms or potential exposure for previous 2 weeks
  • Indoor small groups:
    • No more than 10 people in sanctuary
    • Must be able to maintain 6ft separation
    • Masks on at all times, may be removed for short periods when seated
    • No singing indoors
    • Do NOT pressure anyone to attend in person if they prefer to attend virtually
    • A laptop has been provided for indoor use and WILL be used to allow any participants to attend virtually if they choose to.  Hosts will be trained to use the laptop by the Office Administrator
    • Treat the meeting as if none of the participants have been vaccinated
    • Group will be responsible for cleanup / sanitizing
    • Cleanup will include bathroom, trash, sanitizing all touch surfaces & vacuuming if needed
  • The Host of the small group must contact the Office Administrator prior to any meetings to review necessary forms and procedures.
Phase #3:
  • Outdoor gatherings are same as Phase #2
  • Hand sanitizer available as needed
  • Must have one person designated as Host to ensure compliance and cleanup / sanitizing afterwards
  • Clean Bathrooms & kitchen after use
  • All touch surfaces must be wiped down with CDC approved sanitizer
  • All participants free from symptoms or potential exposure for previous 2 weeks
  • Indoor small groups:
  • No more than 25 people in sanctuary, or 10 people in the large back room
  • Must be able to maintain 6ft separation
  • Masks on at all times, may be removed for short periods when seated
  • Group will be responsible for cleanup / sanitizing or paying for cleaning service if we have a contract in place
  • Cleanup will include kitchen, bathrooms, trash, & vacuuming if needed
  • The Host of the small group must contact the Office Administrator prior to any meetings to review necessary forms and procedures.
Phase #4:
  • Resume Sunday Services!
  • Indoor gatherings start with 50 people, then ramp up 5 people per month
  • 6ft seating separation between parties
  • Masks at all times except at the podium
  • Cleaning service contract in place, sanitize after every large gathering
  • Small groups will continue to sanitize touch surfaces after their meeting
  • The Host of the small group must contact the Office Administrator prior to any meetings to review necessary forms and procedures.
Phase #5, Return to normal:
  • All state restrictions have been lifted for 2 weeks
  • Vaccine readily available
Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you in person again!