COVID 19 Safety Protocols 

Duplain recognizes that Covid-19 is a real and serious threat to our community, therefore, steps should be taken to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. However, we are also firm in our belief that the gathering of the body for corporate worship and fellowship is foundational to our mission as a church. It is with these two commitments in mind that we have crafted the following policies and procedures to govern our meeting throughout the pandemic. 

Mask use: 

    • 8:30 am service: Masks are required to be worn at all times to be seated in the Sanctuary. Those wishing not to wear masks are invited to sit in Gideon Hall. 
    • 11:00 am Service: Mask use is highly encouraged but is not required to be seated in the Sanctuary. 
    • Other Adult Events: Mask use is highly encouraged by all wishing to attend other events.  

Social Distancing:

    • Everyone is encouraged to remain 6ft apart from those with whom they do not share the same household anytime they are inside the building 
    • In the Sanctuary and overflow seating, family groups are seated two seats apart from each other, and all rows are 6’ apart. 
    • Hand sanitizer is available in many places throughout the building. All are encouraged to make frequent use of the stations available.  

Cleaning Procedure: 

    • All high touch surfaces are wiped down with disinfecting wipes before any event takes place in the building. 
    • All chairs are disinfected with Lysol Spray  
    • Bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned before any event takes place in the building 
    • The cleaning procedure is carried out between 1st and 2nd service every Sunday. 

 Mask use: 

  • In accordance with local school districts, all children in K-5th grade are being asked to wear a mask while participating in Duplain Kidz programming. (Duplain Kidz has masks available at the check-in station) 
  • Preschool-aged children are not required to wear masks during Duplain Kidz programming.   

Social Distancing Measures:

    • All children complete a COVID-19 symptom screening before entering Duplain Kidz areas. 
    • All children have their temperature taken before entering Duplain Kidz areas. (Children with a temperature above 100.4 will not be allowed to participate in Duplain Kidz programming).  
    • Elementary (K-5th) children are placed in a classroom with no more than 10 kids. Sibling groups remain together during programming in order to reduce the number of contacts.
      • During large group times, these cohorts are seated together in a socially distanced large group space.  

Cleaning Procedure: 

    • All high touch surfaces are wiped down with disinfecting wipes before any event takes place in the building. 
    • All chairs are disinfected with Lysol Spray  
    • Bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned.  
    • All toys/supplies are disinfected 

Mask use: 

    • In accordance with local school districts, all children in 6th-12 grade are being asked to wear a mask while indoors and participating in Proclaim Student Ministries. Proclaim Student Ministries is supplying masks for those who do not have them.
    • Overnight events are special exceptions were wearing a mask would not be feasible. In these cases, intensive symptom screening and temperature checks are performed before and throughout the event. 

Social Distancing Measures:

    • All Students are to remain 6’ apart and are encouraged to make use of hand sanitizer while onsite.  

Cleaning Procedure: 

    • All high touch surfaces are wiped down with disinfecting wipes before any event takes place in the building. 
    • All chairs are disinfected with Lysol Spray  
    • Bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned.  
    • All supplies are disinfected 
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