What to Expect
June 1, 2020
Hello Four Seasons Family and Friends!
Having received Stanislaus County Health Services Department guidelines, we are going to reopen for our first Public Gathering since the Coronavirus shut down. This will be on SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
We are being released to gather under certain recommendations and guidelines from State and local health departments. This letter is to let you know what to expect so you can decide if you are comfortable attending under these practices.
The goal of these actions and expectations is to make everyone feel safe and to assure everyone that we are doing all that we can, within reason, to create a safe experience as we gather.
For now, we will only be meeting on Sunday mornings. Prayer meeting will continue via Zoom for now.
First, IF YOU ARE SICK OR SHOWING ANY FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
We encourage everyone who wants to attend to SELF-EVALUATE before attending. Follow the CDC Guidelines below. If you have any of the symptoms mentioned please do not attend.
The entry doors will be propped open to limit handling. Volunteers, wearing masks and gloves for your protection and peace of mind, will meet you at the entry with flyers containing the list of symptoms for those who do not see, or receive this communication.
As you seat yourself please maintain recommended social distancing (6’) with those outside of your household, or with whom you came, and as you move around the facility.
As singing is an integral part of our worship experience, there will be congregational singing. In order to comply with State and Local guidelines we will recommend that all congregants wear masks.
Because there is sufficient distance between the worship team, pastor/speaker, and the congregation, they will not be wearing facial coverings. Vocal screens will act as a barrier to effusion from singing.
We will forego our usual meet and greet period until further notice. In honor of others, please refrain from physical contact with those outside of your household until further notice.
If you are uncomfortable with any of these practices, or considered High Risk if infected, Please Feel Free Not To Attend Until You Are, With Our Blessing.
When using the restrooms self-sanitize the seat with provided disinfectant wipes. Discard wipes in trash, DO NOT FLUSH.
The church will be sanitized following each gathering with approved products. If you are willing to assist with this task or with any pre-service tasks, please contact either Pastor or Glenda.
Please know that we are excited about gathering in person again, and that whether or not you are comfortable to join in, you are loved, and with great anticipation look forward to the time when you do.
Four Seasons Christian Fellowship Leadership
Guidance for Self-Evaluation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Key Practices from the State of California’s Guidance for Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies.
Key prevention practices include:
✓ physical distancing to the maximum extent possible,
✓ use of face coverings by employees and volunteers (where respiratory protection is not required) and
✓ frequent handwashing and regular cleaning and disinfection,
✓ training employees and volunteers on these and other elements of the COVID-19 prevention plan.
Restrictions of Gathering
*Places of worship must therefore limit attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower. This limitation will be in effect for the first 21-days of a county public health department’s approval of religious services and cultural ceremonies activities at places of worship within their jurisdictions. Upon 21-days, the California Department of Public Health, in consultation with county Departments of Public Health, will review and assess the impact of these imposed limits on public health and provide further direction as part of a phased-in restoration of activities in places of worship.