Boyce Baptist Church
Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

Chinese Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcements and Resources

 
 

Northern Virginia Will Enter Phase Two Of Reopening On Friday, June 12th

 

We, as church leadership, continue to monitor the situation as it pertains to a possible reopening date of our church sanctuary. Because Clarke County is so closely aligned with Northern Virginia, we have watched the progress with this area with careful monitoring. Up until this weekend, under Phase One, gatherings of more than 10 people have been prohibited under state guidelines. This will be the first weekend groups of up to 50 will be permitted. Unfortunately, if we are to comply with social distancing requirements, we would not be permitted to have this many in our sanctuary. In addition, Phase 2 still requires a number of precautions which would include:

-Temperature monitoring at each entrance
 
-Facemasks for all attending
 
-Use of Hand Sanitizer upon entrance
 
-Only one person permitted in the restroom at a time
 
-Social Distancing still in force
 

It is the last precaution that would likely present us with the greatest difficulty. In addition to not having any Sunday School, the separation between pews and with spacing within each pew limited to three (except for family groups) we estimate a total capacity of about 30-35 even if we use the side rooms.

Based on feedback obtained during my pastoral calls last Sunday, it seems the general consensus of the congregation is to hold steady for now and see if the recent events of the protests as well as the earlier entry into Phase 2 by other areas of the state, results in any second wave of the virus.

We will keep you posted as to any decisions regarding reopening of the church. In the meantime, please continue to pray and enjoy the posted services on line and the newsletter.

In His Service,
 
Pastor Ben

Other Information Available Below:

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A link to our church's "Virus Policies and Precautions" sheet is provided below:

 

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