Only the following leaders are stationed at the check-in desk area: one check-in leader, one medical professional, and the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries. Individuals are not allowed to congregate at the check-in area, except as needed for the check-in process. The check-in leader is the only one allowed to touch the check-in device (iPad). We are not using clipboards at classrooms for check-out. Instead, it is required to show child and parent badges upon entering and exiting the children’s area. Leaders will also check attendance using their phones. Paper attendance sheets will not be used.
Only one parent should enter the children’s area to drop off and pick up their child at their child’s respective classroom. The parent that enters the children’s area must have their parent badge. Parents are encouraged to wear a mask while dropping off and picking up their child.
Health Screening and Temperature Checks
At check-in each week, the medical professional will ask screening questions to parents and leaders.
A child is not allowed to enter the children’s area until a parent answers these questions at arrival:
1. Do you/your child have any symptoms of COVID-19? (Symptoms list will be posted.)
2. Have you/your child had known exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days? Before entry, the medical professional will also check the temperature of all individuals entering the Children’s Ministry area, using a non-contact, infrared thermometer. Individuals that answer YES to screening questions or have a fever 100.4°F or higher will not be allowed to enter. Children with fever/symptoms in class will be escorted to room C900 to remain until a parent is notified & arrives.
The family room is now located in C600 and is reserved for families with preschoolers to watch the service. Check-in, screening, and temperature checks are required to enter. Masks are encouraged.
Face Masks and Shields
All children’s leaders must wear a mask or face shield that covers the mouth and nose while within
6’ of any other individual in the children’s area or check-in area. Older children are allowed to wear a mask but are not required. Babies in the Nursery (Birth-2’s) are NOT permitted to wear a mask.
Hand Sanitizer and Hand Washing
Hand sanitizer is located at each class door and inside classrooms. When adults and children (babies included) enter the room, each individual must wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Elementary can use hand sanitizer. Hand washing should be used also at the following times:
• Before and after eating, handling food, feeding children, or handling bottles
• Before and after administering medication or medical ointment
• Before and after diapering (must also wash hands of babies)
• After using the toilet or helping a child use the toilet
• After coming in contact with bodily fluid
• After playing outdoors or in sand
• After handling garbage
10 CLASSROOM PRACTICES
1. Activity Pages/Take Home Materials
We are not sending home activity pages/take home materials at this time. Materials will be emailed
to parents on a weekly basis.
2. Bring Bibles
Children should bring their own Bibles from home and should keep them in their own possession.
Maintenance staff will continue, as always, to clean and disinfect the children’s area before use. Each classroom and restroom is equipped with cleaning supplies. Solid surfaces will be wiped down throughout the session. Toys will be removed from play area after each child’s use until toys can be sanitized. Toys unable to be submerged in approved cleaning solution are removed from classrooms.
4. Diaper Bags/Backpacks
Diaper bags and backpacks from home are NOT allowed into classrooms at this time. Instead, classroom containers will be provided for each child’s personal supplies. Parents will simply remove needed items from their personal bag and place in an individual container at the classroom door.
5. Eating Snacks
Prepackaged, individually wrapped snacks may be served in nursery and preschool classrooms only. Babies-2’s will eat snacks in separate highchairs. Leaders serving snacks must follow hand washing procedures & wear gloves while serving food. Snacks will NOT be allowed in elementary classrooms.
6. Furniture, Toys, and Activities
Furniture and toys are condensed to assist with disinfecting. Tables and chairs are prearranged for 6’
spacing. Games and group activities will follow social distance guidelines as best as possible.
7. Guidelines Posted
Cleaning, hand washing, and diapering signage are posted in classrooms and should be followed.
8. Handling Doorknobs/Keep Doors Open
Classroom doors will be left open to reduce handling doorknobs. For preschool classrooms, the top half door will remain open. Parents, if possible, should not enter the classroom and should simply hand child and child’s container of personal supplies to their classroom leader through the door entry. If a leader assists a child in the restroom, the door always must remain open.
9. Individual Classroom Supplies
Individual containers of supplies for each child are prepared to minimize sharing. Books and any other supplies unable to be disinfected have been removed from the classrooms at this time.
10. Joyful Attitudes
Opinions of certain procedures may differentiate between individuals but following these best practices with a joyful heart will show respect, care and concern to all families and guests who attend. Aren’t you joyful that this list stops at J instead of Z?