SAFETY GUIDELINES &
At St. Paul's United Methodist Church, we want to do everything we can for our surrounding communities to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Therefore, we share the below safety practices* from the Center of Decease and Control (CDC), the United Methodist Church (UMC) prevention and protection tips and how you can help care for one another and their well-being.
If you gather In-Person you acknowledge the Assumption of Risk and Exposure:
As you decide to gather, you acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious and is known to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. By attending St. Paul's United Methodist Church, you agree to abide by the procedures established by the church to protect attendees and staff, and you voluntarily assume the risk that you and/or your family may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 (or any other community-related exposure) either at the church, in the church worship service, in the nursery, Sunday School or anywhere on church grounds. You agree to assume all the risks of attendance and participation for you and your family, and you waive any liability against the church and any other parties. (Read more about Increased Risk for Severe Illness via CDC ⌝ )
Participation in any in-person event indoors or outdoors includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.
We advise you to follow the CDC safety practices*, including checking the current COVID-19 Community Level on this page and the safety practices* below to stay safe and healthy as you decide to gather In-Person. Learn more here ⌝.
If you are not ready for In-Person activities or events at this time, we invite you to join us Online Sunday morning at 9:15 or 11:30 for Worship at Home. There you will find live worship every Sunday, spiritual tools and resources to grow in your faith at home and more!
Please note that county-level data are not available for territories. For the most accurate and up-to-date data for any county or state, visit the relevant health department website.
*COVID Data Tracker may display data that differ from state and local websites. This can be due to differences in how data were collected, how metrics were calculated, or the timing of web updates.
THE BEST PRACTICES:
Additional Information: If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, we are to advise you that you do not attend planned Event or Gathering to prevent further exposure of Covid-19.
Please read more on CDC Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 ⌝.
NOTE: St. Paul's UMC cleans and sanitizes high touch surfaces regularly or as needed and after we have visitors. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. We also include Hand Sanitizer throughout our Campus. You may learn more about our Covid Response here.