Community Bible Church
Training Surrendered Servants
to Worship Christ Forever
COVID 19 Protocols
June 21, 2021
It is our intent at CBC to obey all that our Lord Jesus Christ commands through the scriptures and, in doing so, serve and glorify Him. In light of this, the public space of CBC will operate according to the following guidelines and, by doing so, accomplish both commands to be in submission to our governing authorities and love our neighbor during the pandemic.
Please stay home when you are sick with the following symptoms or have had the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches/fatigue, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, runny nose/congestion, gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), and headache.
Please stay home if you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Keep good personal hygiene – washing hands with warm water and soap often; avoid touching your face, and cover your coughs and sneezes.
Hand sanitizers are available onsite throughout the church building.
Disposable masks are available at the entrance to the building for your convenience.
The janitorial service will disinfect the facility each week before the next church service.
SUNDAY SERVICE and other church activities:
Our onsite services (outdoor and indoor) will offer live worship and preaching. All Sunday services start at 10:30am.
Outdoor Sunday services begin on June 6, 2021, in which:
The wearing of facial coverings (mask, face shield) is optional.
Physical distancing of six feet is recommended.
Live stream option is not available at this time. The service will be recorded and be made available for those who are not able to attend.
Childcare services will not be available during outdoor services.
Indoor Sunday services:
May 30, 2021 is our last day of indoor services as we move to our outdoor services for the summer. We will continue to follow already established Covid-19 protocols for the month of May.
If for any reason that we need to move our Sunday service indoors (during the summer), the use of facial coverings (mask, face shield) are no longer required.
Live stream option will be available for all indoor services.
We will commence indoor Sunday services in the fall (date to be determined), in which at that time, we will no longer require the use of facial coverings and physical distancing of 6 feet (these measures
will be optional).
Childcare services will be available for families with children ages birth to 10-years old if desired.
All other gatherings or ministries will continue to follow already established guidelines until June 5; then transition to the use of facial coverings and distancing of 6 feet as optional beginning on June 6.
Communion will continue to be served in the individualized pre-packaged servings.
No offering plates will be passed. Tithes and offerings will continue to be given online or by placing it in the dropbox.
PROTOCOL FOR COVID CASES/OUTBREAK:
If we are made aware of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis of an individual who has attended a service/activity within our facility, every effort will be made to contact other individuals who may have been exposed. The individual with a positive diagnosis will be asked to quarantine for ten days after symptoms began, and at least 24 hours after the fever is gone, and symptoms improve. Any persons determined to have been in contact with the said individual will be contacted and asked to quarantine for 14 days.
If a larger number of positive cases occur, the elders will prayerfully consider temporarily closing our facilities until we can safely reopen.
The elders of CBC are continually seeking to navigate this pandemic through a biblical framework that brings honor to the name of Jesus. We want to do this through appropriately submitting to governing authorities and reasonably keeping everyone safe while still being able to gather together to worship and engage in mission. The guidelines presented above are the culmination of studying the current government mandates and the intents of those mandates in light of public health. We believe that these guidelines will accomplish that intention while giving each person the greatest amount of freedom possible and still be in compliance. That being said, as the pandemic progresses, the elders will continue to monitor any new mandates and seek to understand their intention and revise the guidelines as needed.