COVID Update

COVID Update

Good Samaritan Building Update

Our COVID Plan has been developed and approved!  The Plan is designed to keep Good Sam safe with specific guidelines that are in line with the CDC, the MDH, and the Bishop's direction.  While the building overall will remain closed until further notice, select meeting spaces are now available both outdoor and indoor for our Church Groups.  Please carefully review the guidelines below.



IMPORTANT

  • All meeting spaces, both indoor and outdoor, must be reserved.  This ensures that there is enough time to allow for cleaning or disinfecting between meetings.
  • Contact Kay Turner (KAY@GOOD.ORG) if you are interested in reserving an outdoor or indoor space at the church.
  • Members should not attend a meeting or gathering if she/he has:
    • Been in close contact with (or share a household with) a person with symptoms of or confirmed Covid-19 within the past 14 days.
    • Been in a large group where social distancing was not observed within the past 14 days.
    • An illness or are not feeling well.
    • Fever or chills in the past 48 hours.
    • A cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.
    • A new loss of smell or taste.
    • Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
  • If you develop COVID symptoms and/or are diagnosed with COVID within 10 days of being present at a gathering, please let Kay know (KAY@GOOD.ORG).  Privacy will be maintained and public health recommendations will be followed.

Good Samaritan Meeting Spaces - Outdoor

We encourage groups to use one of our 3 outdoor spaces especially while weather permits -

  • Portico outside the front entry (max 14 people)
  • Outdoor Worship Area (max 16 people)
  • Fire Pit Area (max 10 people)

If you are looking to use one of the outdoor spaces, the following guidelines are in place for the safety of our members

  • Maintain social distancing at all times of 6 ft.
  • Face masks are recommended.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes.
  • The church building will be locked - there is no access to bathrooms or water.
  • Potluck or buffet meals are not permitted. Each attendee should bring their own food and drink.
  • Clean up after yourselves and make sure the area is ready for the next group.

Good Samaritan Meeting Spaces - Indoor

We welcome Church Groups to use one of our 4 indoor meeting spaces

  • Community Room (12 people), Mon-Fri all day  ***Recommended given its separate entrance***
  • Fellowship Hall after (14 people with Tables, up to 60 people with chairs only), Mon-Fri after 1:15pm
  • Fireside Room (10 people), Mon-Fri after 1:15pm
  • Lower Level Entry area (10 people).  Mon-Fri after 2:30pm

If you are looking to use one of the indoor spaces, the following guidelines are in place for the safety of our members

  • Maintain social distancing at all times of 6 ft.
  • Wear face masks
    • Adults and children 6 and over are required to wear a mask.
    • Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are not required to wear masks but are encouraged to wear masks if possible.
    • Children under 2 years old should not wear masks.
  • Use the hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the church.
  • Potluck or buffet meals are not permitted. Pre-packaged or separately packaged food is recommended.
  • Do not move any of the furniture.
  • Open windows if possible.
  • No singing or blow instruments allowed indoors.
    • Use only the upstairs restrooms or the restroom in the Community Room.
  • Time limit of 90 minutes.
  • Clean up after yourselves and make sure the area is ready for the next group.

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