Building Reopening Pandemic Plan

The Board has discussed quite a bit how to proceed with re-opening the building, and have come up with the following plan. Our approach is in line with the state’s guidelines.
The Colorado Guidelines can be found here:  https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial-dashboard

 

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:
Building Closed (Red and Purple):  Building closed except as coordinated with Office Administrator.  No in-person gatherings.
Phase #1 (Orange):
  • Jeffco must be in “Safer Level 3” per Colorado State guidelines
  • Outdoors only
  • 6ft separation between parties
  • Masks worn outside of vehicles
  • No access to building
Phase #2 (Yellow):
  • Jeffco must be in “Safer Level 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 #3 (Blue):
  • Jeffco must be in “Safer Level 1”
  • 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
Phase #4 (Green):
(Probably next Spring per UUA recommendation)
  • Jeffco must be in “Protect Our neighbors”
  • 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
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!