COVID

TRIUMPHANT LIFE CHURCH COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN

1. This list of protocols will be available to all congregants electronically via email and church website at www.triumphantlife.church prior to a first service. This plan will be updated as needed.

2.Pre-service measures:

a. In order to comply with the mandate to operate at half capacity

i. An assessment was completed – Likely attendance is 50-60 people on any given Sunday

ii. The estimation of mass occupancy is about 110 people in the sanctuary

a. If attendance increases, a second service will be added at a later date

b. A greeter will be placed at the entrance door prior to service

c. Signage will be placed encouraging congregants to maintain a six foot distance

d. Signage will include warnings and information about COVID-19 symptomatic persons

i. For example, symptoms of COVID-19 can include: FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, CHILLS, HEADACHE, MUSCLE PAIN, SORE THROAT, OR LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL. OTHER LESS COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS LIKE NAUSEA, VOMITING, OR DIARRHEA

e. For seating in sanctuary families and households are encouraged to be seated and grouped together

f. Bibles, connect cards, offering envelopes, and pens have been removed from the seating area

g. The building will have a complete surface cleaning before Sunday service (Railings, handles, tables, sinks, chairs, etc)

h. Hand sanitizer will be available at entrance

i. Please follow the Executive Order 20-81 (mask mandate)

j. Congregants with any COVID-19 symptoms as written above, those who suspect exposure or have tested positive should stay home for 14 days and notify Pastor or Board members.

i. High risk people are highly encouraged to stay home

ii. Nursery and children’s church will be provided with guidelines listed below

3.During Service

a. The service will be structured for 20-30 minutes of singing, we recommend everyone continue to maintain social distancing and 30-40 minutes of announcements and message

b. Communion will continue every 1st Sunday of the month Triumphant Life Church will use individually wrapped communion cups/wafers placed on table at the entrance, ushers will need to sanitize hands and wear gloves while prepping communion.

c. Financial gifts and offerings can be given in offering plates on the table at the entrance of church (no touch necessary), or given online at www.triumphantlife.church under giving tab or text “give” to 507-581-5558

d. Trash cans will be set up for easy no touch access

e. All social distancing practices will be encouraged

4.Kids Church/Nursery Plan

a. All kids will have their temperature checked with a forehead thermometer by a volunteer at check in to help ensure no sickness is spreading in our kid spaces. Any temp over 99.5 will be asked to enjoy service online at home. KidMin volunteers will also be required to have temperatures checked as well.

b. To help identify sickness early, volunteers and all kids that want to utilize kids areas are asked to complete a health and exposure survey prior to arriving at church. The survey will be on the church website.

c. As usual nursery age kids will be checked in before service starts.

d. Volunteers responsible for clean-up/sanitize of their area after service.

e. All items and surfaces used will be sanitize

Health Survey

Have you had any of the following symptoms within 14 days of the last time you were at Triumphant Life Church that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • Fever (99.5 degrees F or higher) or feeling feverish?
  • Chills?
  • A new cough?
  • Shortness of breath?
  • A new sore throat?
  • New muscle aches?
  • New headache?
  • New loss of smell or taste?
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea? 

Exposure Survey

Do any of the below apply to you within 14 days of the last time you were at Triumphant Life Church?

  • A household member has experienced the above health symptoms within the last 14 days and/or has been told by a medical provider to isolate and/or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A co-worker or someone you’ve had close contact with has experienced the above health symptoms within the last 14 days and/or has been told by a medical provider to isolate and/or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You have traveled to an area that has a high infection rate for COVID-19 (see CDC website) or have been on a cruise ship within the last 14 days.