Updated August 3, 2020
We are excited about the new opportunities for people to gather together physically, even as we continue to be careful to do what is wise and appropriate. We will continue to support people’s participation in our worship service and other events both virtually since that will likely be the wisest path for some of us.
We are encouraging small groups of people to gather as per State of Michigan guidelines. These guidelines…
- call for social distancing, both indoors and outdoors
- call for face masks to be worn when indoors
- allow for groups of up to 10 indoors and up to 100 outdoors
Here is some advice for meeting in small groups.
Because group sizes indoors have been restricted again, we are not inviting people to join our worship services in the building yet. Watch for more information, hopefully soon!
What we expect from people who come physically
After gathering physically with people, whether in the worship service or at another time, if you become aware that you likely had the virus when you were in the worship service (whether through symptoms or a positive test), or realize you have been in ‘close contact’ (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) within the past 2 weeks with someone who has tested positive, we ask that you let Jim Eddy know email@example.com or 517-897-6814. We will use this information to provide proactive advice to potentially affected individuals in order to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 among our members. We will not disclose your identity to any individual without your permission. However, please note that we may be required to avail such information to local health authorities to facilitate contact tracing in the interest of public health.
What we will do when we hear from someone who has been infected
If we find out that someone in the worship service was infected, we will let everyone who was in that service know with a blanket announcement to those who attended, and we will endeavor to follow up directly with people who likely had ‘close contact’ (within 6’ for 15 minutes or more) with the infected person.
We will also cooperate with local health authorities as they request and we are able.