CHURCH GUIDELINES MAY & JUNE 2020
During this difficult time of pandemic and social distancing, we can finally see that Ohio is gradually reopening to select businesses and activities, with precautions firmly in place to prevent a severe "second wave" of COVID-19. In keeping with this gradual reopening of our society, it is necessary that we make similar arrangements within our Church to gather for Liturgy inside the church building.
We want you to be prepared. The Liturgy you may attend in the weeks ahead will look and feel much different from what you remember from three months ago. It will be imperative for all of us to work together during these times. The pandemic is not over and safety precautions must be followed in order to promote the continued health and safety of everyone in our community.
We are striving to find a new balance while reopening our doors during this pandemic. In order to strike this balance between safety and our way of life, we have created a new set of guidelines to help us better achieve this balance.
These guidelines have taken into account expert advice from the medical community, public health leaders, and Church Hierarchy. They are meant to assist everyone in safely participating in Liturgy while maintaining the sound health precautions counseled by health and government officials.
In order to participate in Liturgy, the following guidelines MUST be met.
FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY
The following precautions have been taken by the church. All doors will be propped open to limit contact with high contact touchpoints. The bathrooms have been equipped with touchless faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towels dispensers to limit contact with high contact touchpoints as well. Orban will be made by bakers wearing masks and gloves and the Orban will be sealed in individual bags. Abouna and the altar deacon will wear shields and masks during communion. Altar deacon will wear gloves. Abouna will wear gloves for communion to babies.