Last Updated 2/11/22
Due to the continued unpredictability of COVID-19 and related variants we want to do everything possible to allow our campuses to remain open and to keep our congregants and team member safe. These safety protocols are temporary, based on COVID-19 conditions, and will be rescinded as soon as circumstances permit.
Even though no longer required we are still suggesting that congregants continue to wear facial coverings just a little while longer
Vendors are still expected to wear face masks while in our facilities and staff are still asked to wear them during gatherings.
Exceptions are for: during eating, while drinking or while providing some type of instruction / “leading”.
In addition, frequent hand-washing and sanitizing hands and used-areas should be done regularly
Worship services have resumed in-person and we still continue to assess congregants as they arrive
These still can be held but should be held in spacious and well ventilated areas. Participants in non-vocal rehearsals should still wear facial coverings.
In-person meetings are permissible when needed but should be limited to less than 2 hours
One-on-one meetings are permissible when needed, but virtual option is strongly preferred instead
*for ones highest protection we suggest that the type of facial covering used be the K95 mask or something similar
If a Team Member Has been Been in Close Contact Outside of PLC:
That team member should take a Rapid test twice in 3 days and if negative, test again in 2 days. Bearing that there are no symptoms after this time-frame it is safe to return.
If while on premises team member is alerted that they were previously in Close Contact:
Team member should have someone on our safety team administer a Rapid Test. If positive, then individual should exit the premises and follow the the return protocols. Individuals that would have been in Close Contact would need to be alerted. If negative and no symptoms, individual is considered at low-risk but should be diligent about facial coverings. Person should also take another rapid test in next 2-3 days.
If "positive" Team Member or Congregant Has been in Close Contact while at PLC:
That person should take a Rapid test immediately and then again within 3 days. If both come back negative, and there are no symptoms then we consider this person to be low-risk but expect that they will err on the side of caution
- What is considered Close Contact:
A close contact is generally someone who has been near a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes when health and safety measures were not in place or were insufficient. *
If it is discovered that a team member or congregant is currently positive (or suffered from COVID-19 within the past 7 days) then once there are no more symptoms we ask that the individual has; two negative rapid tests within 3 days of each other, before returning. Alternately; a 2-week away period (since initial symptoms) would suffice.
If one discovers that they have tested positive and has recently been in Close Contact with any Plifers, please alert Pastor Sharese who will share with our medical liaison for further instructions and care
These protocols have been developed in cooperation with: municipal guidelines, operational consultants, our executive team and the consultation of senior medical experts