COVID Guidelines

We are open- our worship services start at 9:00 and 10:30 AM. If you want to come, please look over our policy below, wear a mask, and try to maintain proper distancing.

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Blue Mountain Community Church COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and
Recovery Plan in accordance with CDC and Washington State guidelines

Our COVID supervisor is Julie Caton. Please direct any questions/ concerns to her at
[email protected] or 509-529-1212.

Coming and Going:
1. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a Blue Mountain Community Church
function in the last 14 days, please call the church, so we can assist with contact tracing while
keeping your confidentiality and working with the health officials in our county.
2. Please perform self-screening prior to coming to church. If you are feeling sick for any reason,
have a temperature of 100.4F or more, or see that your children do not feel well, please do not
come to church. If you have been in contact with someone within the last 14 days who has
tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to church. [WA requirement #14]
3. Please greet each other with a friendly smile and “Hello,” but no handshakes or hugs.
4. When possible, maintain at least 6 feet between you and your fellow congregant, unless that
person is in your immediate household. [WA requirement #11]
5. The main doors to the foyer and sanctuary will be opened by a staff member or greeter. If
weather allows, the doors will remain propped open for the duration of Sunday services.
Greeters will maintain 6 feet separation.

Sanitation:
1. These areas of the church will be cleaned and sanitized prior to and after Sunday Worship
Service [WA requirement #9]:
a. Sanctuary, Baker Hall
b. Foyer, Bathrooms
c. Doors in all these spaces
2. All spaces used outside of Sunday Worship will be sanitized. [WA requirement #9]
3. Soap is provided for use in each bathroom for washing hands. [WA requirement #7]
4. Hand sanitizer will be provided for use in the bathrooms, foyer, and sanctuary.
[WA requirement #7]
5. Facial masks will be worn by all individuals that can medically and are not under the age of 5.
Disposable masks, N95 masks and gloves will be available at each entrance; however, we
encourage you to bring your own. [WA requirement #3]
6. Tissues and Trashcans will be available for use, indoor and outdoors. [WA requirement #13]
7. Disinfectants will be available for use and kept in supply [WA requirement #8]
8. Between services that take place within 48 hours of each other, each space to be used will be
sanitized.

Sanctuary:
1. Every other pew will be marked for usage, with lines at three-foot intervals and to aid in having
households sit together, but not be closer than the CDC-recommended 6 feet to other church
families. [WA requirement #11]
2. Those that desire to sing during worship, please keep your face mask on. Congregational singing is
generally discouraged. Band members who are not leading singing will wear masks. [WA
requirement #5]
3. Please do not bring communal food or drinks to share. Coffee will not be served in a common
container but will be available through the coffee cart.
4. The bread and cup for communion during the second Sunday of the month will be in pre-
packages single-serve portions that are picked up by individuals. [WA requirement #4]

Children:
1. Kids are always welcome. Please have a discussion with your children prior to coming to church
on the importance of following these guidelines.
2. Children over 5 will be required to wear a mask. They will each have a sealed, individually
packaged snack. Craft items will not be shared, but packed and placed individually. Each child
will sit on a cushion at least 6 feet apart from other children not in their immediate family.

At-Risk Individuals
1. CDC has designated certain groups of our population as being more at risk of having serious
complications due to the virus and recommends that individuals in these at-risk groups take
extra precautions in order to not contract this highly-contagious disease. According to the CDC
these groups include the elderly (age 65 and older), those with underlying health conditions,
and those with disabilities. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html
2. If you are a person in one of these categories, you are advised by the CDC to take extra
precautions. These extra precautions may include staying home, where you can watch and/or
listen to a recording of the worship service online.

Known Cases of COVID-19
1. Blue Mountain Community Church will help identify and contact people considered a close
contact (more than 15-minute exposure closer than 6 feet) of a person who tested positive for
COVID-19.
2. Monthly, or as notified by state authorities, the COVID officer will review current
recommendations and adjust this document and best practices accordingly.

Postings:
1. This document will be emailed to members of Blue Mountain Community Church and be posted
in the following locations: [WA requirement #1]
a. Blue Mountain Community Church Website
b. Each entry to the church
2. CDC, DOH and OSHA signs will be prominently displayed as appropriate in the following
locations: [WA requirement #2]
a. Foyer
b. Bathrooms