RELAUNCH UPDATE BULLETIN – SOUTHEAST HOPE ASSEMBLY
May 27, 2020
Dear Southeast Hope Assembly Family and Friends
Based on the Government of Alberta Phase 1 re-launch strategy allowing places of worship to reopen on June 1, 2020, we are pleased to inform you that Southeast Hope Assembly will resume in-person worship services on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Southeast Hope Assembly will adopt the following re-launch strategies consistent with Alberta Heath Services re-launch guidelines for places of worship:
• General Conditions:
*50 people or fewer are allowed in the worship center per worship service.
*Congregational singing is not presently allowed in worship services.
*Persons 65 years and older as well as persons with chronic medical conditions are advised to stay home and watch service online. If you desire to attend in person you must wear a mask.
*All attendees are required to sign in and out at the front desk for each service.
• Distancing Measures:
*Physical distancing of 2 meters during services will be adhered to.
*Appropriate sign and labels supporting physical distancing will be posted.
• Cleaning Measures:
*Hand sanitizing stations will be available at entry, exits and other stations in the church.
*Frequent disinfecting/sanitizing of high touched areas (e.g. pulpit, bathrooms, chairs, doorknobs etc.). Facility will also be cleaned in between services.
* Frequent hand washing by all with soap and water is highly encouraged.
• Screening for Symptoms:
*Completion of online self-assessment to screen for symptoms is required, before entering the worship center. This can be done at https://myhealth.alberta.ca/journey/covid-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx.
*Anyone having any flu-like or COVID-19 symptom is requested to attend online services and not come to the worship center.
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
*Congregants are encouraged to bring their own masks to church even though physical distancing measures are being implemented.
*Members are encouraged to download Alberta’s COVID-19 tracing app.
We will continue to monitor and implement any new recommendations set by the province, and keep you updated.
Finally, we are excited to begin to gather again physically “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” – Matt 18:20. We are thankful to God for responding to our prayers and we deem this Phase 1 re-launch as a sign of better things to come! We miss you a lot and look forward to seeing you in-person soon!
Pastor & Sister Russell