In the event that we are notified that someone who has tested positive with Covid-19 or has been potentially exposed, we have put together this response plan.
Is Self-Quarantine from Church activities required?
First Degree contact—contact with someone who tested positive for COVID
- Was this period of exposure less than 15 minutes?
- Were both parties socially distanced—more than 6 feet apart?
- Were you wearing a mask during this contact?
- Was the other person wearing a mask?
- If ‘yes’ to all above questions, then self-quarantining is NOT required.
- If ‘no’ to any of the above questions, then 14-day self-quarantining is recommended—specifically from all ‘in person’ church activities
a. If a negative COVID test is obtained, then may resume ‘in person’ church activities after 10 days.
b. Recommended to self-monitor closely for COVID symptoms and notify pastor/church leader if symptoms appear.
Second Degree contact—contact with someone who has not tested positive for COVID, but himself/herself may have had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID
- No need to self-quarantine from ‘in person’ church activities
- Recommended to self-monitor closely for COVID symptoms and notify pastor/church leader if symptoms appear
Immediate Response upon a Positive COVID Case with Direct Contact within Church Facilities
- Notify Custodial Staff immediately of possible COVID exposure
- Deep Clean/Sanitize entire building immediately—specifically areas of direct exposure
- Draft letter explaining the following
1) We have confirmed a positive COVID exposure which impacted the following ministries/ministry areas:
2) We have taken the following actions to sanitize/deep clean our facilities:
3) We have contacted those who may have had direct contact with the individual who tested positive
4) Reminder of our recommendations for social distancing/mask wearing/etc.
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