Personal Virus Protection Protocol

Dear DRBC family and guests,

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We have missed worshiping with you physically since mid-March! We thank God for each of you who have remained faithful in electronic attendance, giving and small group participation.

Many of you have asked about when and how we will be meeting again in person. This note is to address where we are in our thinking right now and is subject to change depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, government mandates and guidelines. Please invest the time to read the whole note.

If our current situation does not worsen, our plan is to still remain cautious as we begin to again gather for worship. We will frequently review the situation, and if we need to adjust our plan, we will. We desire to offer as much safety as we can.   Based on new guidance from the Governor of Utah, we have revised our masking protocol. We will not longer require masks, therefore, distancing  is even more important!  

Let us all love and be patient with brothers and sisters who have different opinions and preferences.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

We are now meeting at 1030 on Sundays.  We will keep you informed of any changes by special E-mail.  Please check your E-mail regularly. To help you sort through your E-mail, the subject line for these updates will be “Meeting Updates”.

We had a recent meeting of a team established to address re-gathering questions. Here are some of the decisions we’ve come to and actions we are taking for everyone’s safety following CDC and government guidance and mandates.   ***We will widely announce when/if any of these policies change:

Regarding attendance and spacing:

*For the time being, we will only have the 10:30 worship service. Only the auditorium will be open. The restrooms will be available, and will be frequently sanitized.  Please wash hands well before exiting restrooms.
*No other spaces will be available for use.
*Please refrain from shaking hands or any contact that violates the distancing protocols. Smile and wave!
*Sorry, but childcare will not be provided yet.  Parents, please keep close watch on and control over your children. Thank you!
*Entering and Exiting: To maintain proper distancing, everyone will be guided in through the front doors in family groups.
*Any handicapped person or special needs person will be escorted to advanced entry.
*After the service, ushers will guide the exiting process row by row, maintaining distance, through the auditorium emergency doors.  Please remain seated until your group is called.
*Please maintain distancing after the service, both inside and outside.
*Please come early so that there is not a crush at 10:30 and so we can start on time.
*Everyone will get a squirt of hand sanitizer on entry.
**It would be helpful if you could bring your own small containers of sanitizer, so you can use it often.
*Masks will NOT be required.
You are still welcome to wear a mask for the protection of others.  If you want a mask and cannot get one, you can use this link:
https://coronavirus.utah.gov/mask-faq/ and get up to six masks…by mail…for FREE!

We will be limiting the length of our service to 75 minutes…total. 

***Please, Brothers and Sisters…consider this whole situation as an opportunity to “Limit your liberty with love” (as you have heard from the pulpit many, many times in our studies in 1 Corinthians).  We understand that these precautions are not convenient.

*If you are experiencing symptoms of any communicable disease, including a common cold, flu, and COVID19, or fit any of the categories below, we will miss you, but please stay home.
1. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Fever, a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,chills, body aches, sore throat, or a headache.
2. Have you been in close contact with any person who has traveled to a high risk area or is exhibiting those symptoms?
3. Have you or anyone in close contact with you tested positive for Covid-19?

Regarding the facility:
*Our dedicated cleaning team will sanitize key “touch areas”.  Please don’t touch anything that you don’t need to.
*Some seating areas will be or temporarily removed to maintain distance. Please respect that.
*If you are in the same row as someone else (except in a household group), please keep at least 3 seats between you and the next person.  “Households” are people who live full time under the same roof.   Close friends, extended family and visitors are not “households”.

May God bless us all as we seek to do His will, in His way, for His glory!!