Revised COVID-19 Guidelines @ GCPC

On Tuesday May 18, the Session of Grace Covenant adopted a revised set of guidelines, drafted and recommended by our Board of Deacons, pertaining to masking and social distancing due to COVID-19. These new guidelines were prompted by and in line with the Governor’s most recent executive orders.

The new guidelines will be implemented in two phases:

Phase 1 – Starting with the first worship service on May 23rd, 2021, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church employ the following protocols:

  • In accordance with the Virginia Governor’s Executive Order 72 (as amended on May 14th) and the CDC guidelines, masks will no longer be required to be worn for people who are fully vaccinated.
  • In accordance with the Governor’s order any persons aged 5 or older, who are not vaccinated, should wear a mask and social distance to minimize exposure.
  • All seating arrangements will remain in a social distanced set up to comply with Executive Order 72’s requirements for religious activities.

Phase 2 – Starting with the first worship service on May 30th, 2021, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church will employ the following protocols:

  • In accordance with the Virginia Governor’s Executive Order 79 (effective May 28th) and CDC guidelines, masks will no longer be required to be worn for people who are fully vaccinated.
  • In accordance with the Governor’s order any persons aged 5 or older, who are not vaccinated, should wear a mask and social distance to minimize exposure.
  • Seating will be adjusted to more generous levels to allow for additional capacity in the service as needed.
  • There will be no other facility limitations. Cleaning will be done on an as necessary basis to ensure surfaces are disinfected in high demand areas.

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