The churches in Tennessee are now permitted to meet in person while strongly urged to take safety precautions as presented by the CDC for the prevention of the spread of covid-19.
Policy for Covid-19 Exposure
If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 you must quarantine for 10 days from the last exposure before returning to any church activity. This is true if you were exposed to them before testing if they were symptomatic at the time. Exposure is having been within 6 feet of a Covid-19 positive person for 15 minutes or more. If you have been exposed to a person who has been exposed, and they have no symptoms and have not tested, you have not been exposed.
If you wish to receive a Covid-19 test rather than wait the 10 days, a 5 day waiting period is necessary before being tested to be sure the necessary time has lapsed for the virus to be detectable. A PCR test is necessary rather than a rapid test since the rapid test has a high rate of false negatives. The Tipton County Health Department tests for free with the PCR test with results being available usually within 24 hours, making a minimum quarantine of 6 days after the last exposure. If you had Covid-19, you must be symptom free without the help of medications for a period of 24 hours and have the authorization of your health care provider.
We continue to live stream our worship service on Facebook and YouTube at 11am. We also are meeting in person with the following precautions:
Temperatures are taken at the doors. Everyone is asked to sanitize their hands as they enter and to wear a face mask until they are in their seats. The seats are spread out but families may move chairs to allow their family to set together. As the weather permits, we ask group conversations be taken out side. One person is allowed into the bathroom at a time. A sanitization station is available at the bathroom doors and everyone is asked to sanitize their hands before entering.
The pandemic is an opportunity for all of us to be Christ’s evangelists. Those who prefer quarantining themselves can join us online making access to the church easier than ever before. Talk about it on your Facebook page, invite others who are unchurched. More people than usual will be at home and this is a good time for them to check us out from the comfort of their homes on our live stream.
We can still grow and learn and serve Christ’s kingdom during this time and we can do it together. Pray that God will show the way and eliminate the threat of this virus and for His kingdom to flourish through it.
In addition, we have postponed our Wednesday dinners and have made our Wednesday Ignite classes online as well as in person.
You can find updated information about our Ignite classes on Facebook and on the Church Center app. We have asked our Connection Groups to use safety precautions when meeting in person. Anyone may participate in our Connections Groups, Wednesday Ignite classes as well as our service via the internet. Just send a request stating your interest to email@example.com and a link will be sent that will allow you to join online.
CR will continue meeting from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesdays.
For updates on outreach and programs text “RezFamily” to 94000 and you will receive regular text messages with updates.
We encourage everyone to stay connected to your Restoration family using the means with which you are most comfortable during this time.