We hope to answer some of your questions related to reopening worship services. If you don't find the answer to your question, please submit questions here.
Will we have more than one service?
Currently, we will have one service at 10:30 with limited capacity to allow for social distancing. Once we reach capacity, our greeters and ushers will take you to our seating in the Fellowship Hall where we will have the livestream service.
Will I have an assigned seat?
Seating is not assigned, however, depending on the size of your family, you may be asked to sit in a specific seat location to allow us to maximize our capacity and allow the most people in the service.
How will the seating be different?
Families of 1-2 will need to sit in the raised seating or along the side walls.
Families of 3 or more will need to sit in the floor seating and be sure to allow 4 empty chairs between you and the next family in the row.
Special requirements - if you have special requirements (wheelchair, walker, unable to climb steps, etc) please inform us in advance so we can accommodate you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I need to wear a face covering/mask?
We are asking everyone to wear a face covering/mask during the worship service. Our volunteers are required to wear face coverings when they are serving. We are asking this for the protection of everyone attending. If you do not have a mask and would like one, please contact us at email@example.com and we will try to assist you.
Will offering baskets be passed?
Offering baskets will not be passed during the service. There will be baskets as you exit, if you want to give your offering that way or you can give online at covenantpalmbay.org/give
Will we have bulletins?
Bulletins will not be used at this time. The best way to stay informed on announcements is through our church-wide emails. If you are not receiving these, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to that list. Since we will not have Communication Cards at this time, submit any prayer requests at covenantpalmbay.org/prayer.
Will there be nursery or Covenant Cove?
At this time, we will not offer nursery childcare or children's programming during services. However, our Covenant Cove teachers are creating video lessons that are available each week along with printable lessons. These are available at covenantpalmbay.org/sundaykids
Is hand sanitizer available?
Hand sanitizer dispensers are available in all foyers.
Will there be coffee/water?
At this time, we will not be offering coffee or water fountains to avoid many people touching the same surfaces. We encourage you to bring your own drink if you like.
Will I have to open doors to get into the building?
Volunteers wearing gloves and face coverings will be assigned to open doors as people approach the door and hold the door open for them while maintaining a safe distance. The volunteer will only touch the doors while gloved. Interior doors and bathroom doors will be propped open to avoid touching door handles.
Will bathroom usage be different?
Bathroom doors will be propped open so that you do not have to touch those doors. Stall door handles will be wiped down mid-way through the worship service. We ask that you maintain social distancing as you enter, exit and use the bathrooms. Some stalls in the men's restroom have been marked off for non-use to adequately provide for social distancing.
Will I have to have my temperature taken before I enter the building?
We will not be taking temperatures of persons who attend our worship service, but we do request that you take your temperature at home prior to coming to a service and if any person in your party is not feeling well or has a temperature over 100.4 to stay home.
Will the online services continue?
The live stream of the full service will continue for the foreseeable future. Our service will be live streamed at 10:30AM at live.covenantpalmbay.org or on our Facebook page.
Are groups or ministries resuming meeting on campus?
At this time, we are only reopening the campus for Worship services. We are monitoring things and will update you as we are able to transition into reopening for groups and other ministries.
What if I am considered at-risk?
We encourage those who are more vulnerable or at-risk to continue participating in our livestream worship service. If you are not sure whether you are at-risk, click here to see what the CDC considers vulnerable and at-risk.
What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19 who attended a worship service?
It will be requested of any member/attendee who tests positive for COVID-19 and has attended a worship service of Covenant Church to notify us immediately by way of email@example.com or calling Andrea 321-446-1991, at which time formalized tracking/tracing procedures will go into effect. The highest levels of privacy will be maintained; no individual names of any who disclose a positive COVID-19 test result will be publicized or made known to the rest of the church. Every person sitting in the area of the infected attendee will be notified, and potentially asked to not return to in person worship for 14 days, or until a negative test result is confirmed. Covenant Church may also elect to notify all attendees of the particular service that someone who attended their service tested positive (identity will remain anonymous).
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