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By NVC Staff
posted June 29, 2020 | 9:45 AM



Details on New Safety Procedures
Dear New Voice Church Family:

In the midst of all that is happening in our nation and throughout the world, it's comforting to know the Lord was already at work, preparing us for this current situation & reality.
Little did we know the implications & ramifications of the word the Lord brought to us at the start of 2020.
2020: A Year of Hope and A Year of Change, Sweeping Change

To Recap our Journey:
With the arrival of Covid-19, County officials urged us to shelter in place in mid-March.
We launched our "streaming ministry" on March 22nd and continued through May 17th.
We streamed from our home on April 26th, with the help of Michael & Courtney.
We then launched our "Drive In Services" on May 24 through June 28. And the weather co-operated!
We also did Front Porch Visits and Goodie Deliveries.

Each venue was both delightful & challenging, simultaneously.
Our team of volunteers has done an outstanding job!

Great News!
Its time for us to begin gathering together Inside our Sanctuary - Beginning July 5!

Your safety is our number one priority, and our staff is hard at work creating a safe, secure environment for all of you who are able to join us in person. Well be adhering to the guidelines below. These guidelines and new procedures are so you and your family can trust that we are doing everything in our power to ensure our time together as safe as possible. Whether were attending online or joining with others on site, scripture urges us to love our neighbor as ourselves.

We know this virus isnt going away. Weve got several more months of dealing with this disease. But there are now proven and reliable ways to minimize our chances of becoming infected.
In the days and weeks ahead, Im sure well have more freedom and be able to modify our guidelines. In the mean time, if you see someone not following the guidelines, remember we are all still training ourselves to practice safety guidelines. A friendly, gentle reminder will suffice. This is going to be a work in progress. Let's give each other some grace and space.

Here's what to expect!
We Have Gone to Great Lengths to Provide a Safe & Touchless Facility

Doors open: 9:40 AM

Service Times:10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Arrival
Masks will be required for everyone entering our facility.
Each individual/family will be asked some basic medical questions & temperatures will be taken with a touchless thermometer.
A hand sanitizing station will be readily available upon your arrival.
You will then be escorted to the sanctuary for your seating.
Please do not congregate in Foyer, Lobby or Bathrooms.

Seating
Ushers will escort to your seats. All family members must enter together. (Wait outdoors for all family members to arrive before entering the buidling.)
Families and individuals will maintain a minimum of 6 feet apart in the Sanctuary.
Families may sit together.
Children need to remain with parents/guardians at all times.

Bathrooms
Minimize your use of bathrooms unless absolutely necessary.
We have hired bathroom attendants who will monitor the facilities at any given time.
Please follow their instructions. They will also disinfect stalls after each use.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Prevention
Our hospitality team & ushers is available to help if a need arises.
No foods or beverages will be served.
The Concessions Area, Kitchen & Water Fountain are off limits. No exceptions.
You can use sink in bathrooms to fill your water thermos.

Facilities
Please stay within the roped area as you make your way to the Sanctuary.
Please remain in your seats once you are escorted into the Sanctuary.
You will be escorted out, beginning from the back, row by row, at conclusion of each service.
Upon dismissal promptly exit the building.
All visiting will be done outdoors.

Touchless Offering
Envelopes will be available on offering table.
Please bring your own pen.
For your safety, we will not be providing writing utensils.
Drop your offerings into bucket as you depart, just outside of Sanctuary near banner wall.
Please make checks out ahead of time-no congregating at table.

Sanitation
All touchable surfaces in the Lobby, Sanctuary and Bathrooms will be sanitized weekly.
If you are an at risk member, we urge you stay home and join us on Facebook.
If you feel you cannot comply with having your temperature taken, the wearing of a mask & maintaining 6 feet social distancing, please stay home & join us on Facebook.

For Further Helps:

Please see the latest information recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding best mitigation strategies for communities. Also remember that good hygiene practices are the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

Wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.
Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
If you're feeling ill, stay home.
Wipe down surfaces frequently.
If you are exhibiting symptoms, and believe you've been exposed to COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 314-615-2660.

If you have GENERAL QUESTIONS, please refrain from calling the Health Department and use 2-1-1 or 1-877-435-8411.

     
         
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