Update 7/02/20: "Preparing the Sanctuary"

This week’s “Preparing for New Normal” details how we will be preparing the sanctuary for service! Please continue to keep our church and nation in prayer!

1. The following areas will be cleaned and disinfected before and after service:

a. High touch surfaces such as door knobs, light switches, tables, etc.
b. The bathroom in the back of the sanctuary
c. All pews
d. All worship equipment and music stands

2. Hand sanitizer, tissues, and trash bins will be available at entry and in the bathroom.


Update 6/25/20: "Post-Service"

This weeks “Preparing For New Normal” will cover our post-service protocols including procedures to exit the sanctuary after service and fellowship! Hope to see some familiar faces in two and a half weeks :)

1. When service concludes, our welcoming team will usher you to the aisle row by row. We ask that you head to the parking lot immediately following service so our serve team can clean the sanctuary.
2. You will not be allowed to return to the sanctuary once you leave, so be sure to take all of your belongings with you.
3. Avoid touching areas around you as you leave the sanctuary.
4. There will be hand sanitizers in the back of the santuary.
5. You can fellowship in the parking lot. Please continue to exercise social dsitancing norms  (remaining 6 ft apart, wear you mask).


Update 6/18/20: "During Service"

In this week’s Preparing for New Normal series, we go into more detail on our protocols during service. If you have any questions, please let us know at deacons@jcatlanta.org.

1. Masks are required when we are indoors. We will provide a mask if you do not have one.
2. Restrooms are only open before service begins and after service ends. We will only be using the single restroom at the back of the sanctuary.
3. Offerings will continue to be online only until further notice.
4. There will be no Little Travelers ministry. Children and infants should worship online until further notice.
5. Stay within your seating area as much as possible and avoid touching areas around you. If anyone in your row needs to step out, the entire row should step out into the hallway to ensure no physical contact is made.
6. Bring your own Bible and notebook as the physical Bibles on the back of the pews will be removed temporarily.


Update 6/11/20: "Getting to Your Seat"

Last week, we introduced a self-assessment each person should review before heading to church. Once you have completed this assessment and are headed to church, here are some new protocols we are implementing to help you get to your seat.

1. Park in every other space. Our welcoming team will guide you to your parking spot.
2. Your temperature will be checked in the parking lot. If you have a high temperature (100.4 or above), you and everyone in your car will be asked to return home and view service online.
3. Masks are required at all times while indoors. We will provide a mask if you do not have one.
4. You will be seated by family/car and 6 feet apart from others in the sanctuary.
5. List of attendees will be recorded each Sunday for contact tracing purposes.

Given these new protocols we are implementing, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to church.


Update 6/04/20: "Self Assessment"

As we prepare for our transition to in-person meetings, we are working on rigorous safety and cleaning protocols to reduce the risk of spread. One of the most important ways we can do this is for each person to review this self assessment each time before heading to church. 

1. In the last 48 hours, have you had any of the following symptoms: (Yes/No)
        a. Fever (100.4 degrees or higher) without having taken any fever reducing medications
        b. Persistent cough
        c. Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
        d. Sore throat
        e. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
        f. Loss of smell or taste

2. In the last 14 days, have you or anyone in your home been tested positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with someone who was confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19? (Yes/No)

3. In the last 14 days, have you or anyone in your home traveled outside of Georgia or to an area with a known COVID-19 outbreak? (Yes/No)

4. Are you someone who is or might be considered at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by the CDC? (Yes/No) (see CDC guidelines)

If you reply YES to any of the questions above, for your own and others’ safety, please stay home and join us for Sunday worship via YouTube Live.


Update 5/28/20: "Preparing for New Normal"

Hello church! As we prepare for our upcoming in-person gathering, we are kicking off a new communications series called Preparing for New Normal. Check back every Thursday for a sneak peak of our “new normal” and ways you can be preparing for our reunion. Next week, we will kick off our series with Before you head out: self-evaluation checklist.