PLEASE - though it pains us to say it, DO NOT PLAN TO ATTEND THE SERVICE IF:
You are showing any of the below symptoms of COVID-19:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
(less common) nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
If you are in an “high risk” health category (due to age and/or pre-existing medical condition), we would ask you to carefully consider whether or not it would be wise for you to attend, though we leave that to your conscience.
FOR INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES PLANING TO ATTEND:
Please take the temperature of everyone who is coming to church - anyone having a fever of any kind should stay home.
There will be no Children’s Ministry - no Nursery, and no Children’s Church. There are simply too many risks.
Please ensure everyone coming has his/her own mask - including children - as masks will be required to be admitted into the building.
If you are not confident that your child will be able to keep his/her mask on, please do not bring that child to church, as the mask requirement is firm.
The main parking lot entrance will be available for entrance and exit.
There will be an LPBC member posted at this door to act as a “Greeter,” and this person will be there to do the following:
Make sure everyone entering is wearing a mask.
Please understand that anyone without a mask will not be allowed to enter - this policy will be enforced firmly.
Help to maintain appropriate social distancing as people enter, to help prevent clustering around the front door.
Encourage those entering to move directly into the Sanctuary to find a seat, and to not gather in clusters for any “meet and greet” time, as we would typically have.
WHILE IN THE BUILDING:
Please move from the front door directly into the Sanctuary to find a seat. Every other row of pews will be taped off, to help maintain social distance - please seat yourself/your family in a row that is open, and please do not remove any tape. Also, if you are sharing a pew with another family/individual, please be sure to maintain at least seven feet between yourselves.
Generally, be as conscious as possible to keep your hands to yourself, and to touch only what's necessary (e.g., hymnals, your personal belongings, etc.)
Parents - please, keep your children at your side at all times - under no circumstances should they be permitted to run about in the building.
Maintain appropriate social distancing (Gov. Hogan’s office recommends seven feet) - this means that for the time being, hard as it will be for many of us, we should refrain from handshakes, hugs, etc.
WHEN THE SERVICE ENDS:
While we will not "kick people out," we would encourage everyone not to linger inside the building too long, to keep your conversations short and sweet, and to maintain appropriate social distancing as you exit the building.
Once outside the building, you are of course welcome to stay as long as you like, to catch up with one another and to care for each other after the service!