CW COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Updated on 08.10.21

Orange Unified School District’s (OUSD) follows the COVID-19 safety guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of California and the County of Orange. This means that the OUSD’s protocol also applies to us in using the facility of Yorba Middle School. We are aware that the CDC is continuing to change its requirements but since we are on their school property we will follow the current OUSD’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

The purpose of this document is to list out all the COVID-19 safety guidelines which were agreed among CW staff & HG leaders for outdoor and indoor services. However, the following are the safety guidelines to follow and to be diligently adhered by everyone in attendance.   

  1. Wellness Check:  
    • Each member (including his/her children) must perform wellness checks PRIOR TO ARRIVAL (NO Temperature checks will be administered at the entrance). We ask anyone who has any of the following symptoms or situations to STAY HOME:
      • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
      • Cough
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Diarrhea or vomiting
      • New onset of severe headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Exposure of 15 minutes or more to someone who’s been diagnosed with COVID-19.
      • 10 days after traveling to another state or country, if not fully vaccinated. 
  1. Face Coverings:  
    • Face masks (covering mouth and nose) are required for all members including children (older than 2 yrs old) at all times while indoors. 
    • Face covering is optional while outdoors. 
    • The only exception is this: those who use a microphone (mic) may take off the mask when speaking or singing into a microphone.
    • Free disposable face masks will be provided for those who forgot to bring one (or need a new one).
  1. Physical Distancing:   
    • Everyone is urged to keep a reasonable distance (about 2-3 ft) from others except within their own family or same household unit. Although a strict 6-feet physical distance is not required with the mask mandate during indoor service, it is for extra precaution.
    • Elementary school aged kids and younger must be supervised by their parents except during Sunday school class time with their respective CW Kids teacher.
  1. Hygiene and Sanitation:  
    • The school chairs will be sanitized before worship service for everyone’s use.
    • Hand sanitizers will be stationed at the entrance welcome table ( with a tissue box and extra disposable masks), and by the restrooms.
    • Encourage members to wash hands or use hand sanitizer when handling shared equipment especially after setup and breakdown.
    • Individually packaged food is allowed but must not be shared with others and be at a safe distance from others outside your family unit when consuming the food.
  1. Identification and Contact Tracing:   
    • Volunteers from the Welcome Team will be taking attendance of all members including children and visitors.   
    • Everyone in attendance will be notified if a member/visitor tests positive within 3-4 days of the Sunday service.  
  1. CW Youth (for Fridays [SALT] as well as for Sundays [LIGHT]):   
    • Masks are required indoors.
    • Doors and windows (if available) will be left opened for ventilation. 
    • Physical distancing – Seating will be reasonably distanced (2-3 ft) in the classroom.
  1. CW Kids (for Sunday School Classes from toddlers to 5th graders):
    • In transitioning from worship with adults to sitting in their class, kids will be dismissed by the moderator to line-up behind their teacher, maintaining reasonable distance from each other OR a parent can walk their child to tables to maintain distance.
    • Each classroom will have the following sanitation supplies:
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Masks for children and adults
      • Disinfecting Wipes and spray
    • During Classes:
      • Masks (covering mouth and nose) are required at all times during Sunday School time.
      • Each child will have their hands sanitized upon entering classrooms.
      • Each child will use their own workbook, Bible, & crayons.
      • Kids may bring personal water bottles. 
      • No food or drinks will be provided by CW Kids.
      • If needed, parents will be texted for their child’s bathroom needs.
      • Each child will sanitize hands before leaving classes.
      • Parents pick up their children from class after service.