Detailed Plan for a Safe Return to In-person Worship

Capacity for outdoor worship is 22 including the priest, lay assistant, volunteers.

Reservations will be required for attendance.

Make reservations by calling Jr. Warden, Richard Taylor at 951-415-7907. You may call Monday-Friday for the following Sunday.

  • People with last names from A-H: First and Third Sundays

  • People with last names from I- Z: Second and Fourth Sundays

A waiting list will be kept.

The service will be no longer than 30 minutes in duration.

Procedures:

  1. People will enter through the iron gate into the courtyard.

  2. A volunteer will take their temperature.

  3. A Free-standing hand sanitizer station will be there for everyone to use as they enter.

  4. Properly worn masks are required and extras will be on hand.

  5. An Usher will direct them to their seat/seating area.

  6. A collection plate will be in a central location so people can drop their pledges into the plate

  7. There will be no congregational singing or speaking during this phase.

  8. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs and prayer books for the service.  Chairs will be available for those who are unable to bring them.

  9. Restrooms: Outside restrooms only will be available – doors propped open if possible.  Cleaning person to sanitize before all services.  Disinfecting wipes will be inside each restroom. Please clean door handles, faucets and other surfaces after you use the restroom.

  10.  The Church buildings will be locked and off limits during this phase to all except Rector, lector, and altar guild, who must all wear masks while inside. 

adopted by the Vestry September 23, 2020

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