Contingency Plan


• Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds (Sing the Happy Birthday song twice, the Doxology once, or say the Lord’s Prayer.)
• Stay home when sick to protect others.
• Refrain from shaking hands, use the universal peace sign, or greet with a head nod rather than a handshake or other physical contact. Pastor will refrain from shaking hands at the door. • Do not cough directly into hands, use a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
• Try not to touch your face as much as possible.
Contingency 1: Confirmed Case Within 30 Miles of Your Town
• Cease all nursing home visits except in the case of hospice/end-of-life issues. • Cease all hospital visits except for ministers’ discretion.
• Collection plates will be positioned at the back of the church to drop in offerings. Communion Ushers will carry offering plate and collect offering as person goes up for communion.
• New communion protocol during worship: make sure that all communion assistants wash or sanitize their hands before serving communion. A visible bottle of sanitizer will be used up front before going to the altar to help reassure the congregation.
Contingency 2: Confirmed Case Within Your Town or Outbreak within 30 Miles
• Cancel all church activities except board meetings.
Contingency 3: Confirmed Case Within Your Church or Outbreak Within Your Community
• Cancel in person worship and move to live stream (Facebook Live) or sermon audio uploaded to LOG website and linked to Facebook.
• Church staff work remotely as much as possible.