Information for Volunteers for Return to In Person Worship

• SGUMC is loving those with pre-existing conditions by covering these roles with those who do not have pre-existing conditions. If you have a pre-existing condition and are not sure how to serve during this time, our staff is happy to help you find the right way to serve.

• Fill out the “Health Questionnaire” (which screens for symptoms and exposure to Covid-19 and asks for you to let the pastor know if you develop 2 or more symptoms of Covid-19 after attending In-Person worship regardless of the source of your symptoms) each week. This can be done online via evc.vaumc.org preferably by Wednesday. Once you fill it out it should prompt you to fill it out each week. Contact our Church Administrator with any problems or questions.

• On the day of worship, take your temperature. If you have a fever above 100.4 degrees, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, GI issues, chills, or new loss of taste or smell, let someone else serve this week as you take good care of yourself at home. Please contact the pastor if you would like to have a prayer time together.

• Bring own mask and sanitizer. Wear a volunteer badge.

• Do not touch face. Maintain 6 foot distance from anyone outside one’s household.

• Help attendees park every other space and remain in their cars.

• 5 volunteers will be needed. Two will help attendees park every other space and remain in their cars. One will check registration. Two will help with sanctuary flow in getting seated. At the end of service, two will watch the offering boxes and use gloves to count together. Two will help dismiss from the sanctuary in an orderly way, one will help in the parking lot as needed.

• Ensure those exiting cars have masks. Maintain distance while greeting.

• In the building, ensure participants keep masks on.

• We will make every effort to enable all participants to be successful in compliance; however, in the event of non-compliance, be prepared with your team to address this through such measures as having persons wait outside of worship until they have masks on and/or the ending of worship.

• Families housed together and individuals may sit in the marked areas of the sanctuary that they pick. Certain seating will be reserved for families with young children near the exits. Seat families with children in these seats. Help families who may have to take children out for not keeping a mask on by reminding them of the FM radio signal. We do not want children and families stressed by the mask requirement or the fear that the service will end on their account due to a mask difficulty. This is why we got the FM transmitter.

• The side entrance to the sanctuary will be limited to persons with mobility concerns and their families. Traffic will route at the direction of ushers through the main sanctuary doors to ensure adequate spacing of persons as way is made to vehicles.

• In the event a person is experiencing symptoms and needs to be in a separate space, please guide this person to the Fellowship Hall Narthex which will provide rest facilities, doors that close, windows to see when loved ones come out of worship, and easy surfaces for clean-up and sanitizing. (All staff are key-holders).