Yorkshire Church is committed to providing a safe environment for all who choose to participate in in-person worship within our facility. But, we also want to provide an environment that allows you to relax and enjoy the fellowship of our church family. Our guidelines are simple and by now, steps that everyone is familiar with. We invite everyone to adhere to the following practices:
Wear a mask. This is fairly simple to do and something that is becoming pretty common. We ask that you wear it when entering the facility until you are seated with those you came with, maintaining a safe distance from others. Once seated, you may remove your mask if you wish, but be cognizant of the situation of those around you. There are many folks who have no fear of the virus, but there are many that do. We simply ask that you honor those that are near to you and those that you interact with. We care for one another and we love one another, therefore, this is a simple task.
Designated Pews. We are enjoying two worship services each Sunday morning. We have designated every other pew as 9AM Service Seating and 10:45AM Service Seating. Simply sit in the appropriate row which allows us to automatically provide safe distancing protocol adherence.
Hand Sanitizer. We have placed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the facility. Feel free to use these regularly as you move through the facility. It is so hard to not shake someone’s hand at times and sometimes we simply forget. This, in itself will not spread the virus as long as you use the hand sanitizer before touching anyone else including your eyes, ears, nose or mouth. Stay ahead of the curve and stay sanitized!
Social Space. As we honor our time of fellowship, we take this time to honor each other’s social space. This is not because we don’t like or love one another, but it ensures that we all stay safe during this time of increased viral spread. Six feet is the guideline, and we have found that we can still communicate with one another and maintain this distance. We just ask everyone to do their best.
Our facilities are disinfected daily and between services using The Zero Hazard sanitizing process, which is a systematic method for environmental cleaning and sanitizing that aims at reducing harm to human health and the environment while improving the hygiene of a facility's environment.
During these challenging times, the last thing we want folks to feel when they come to enjoy a time of separation from the world and the noise of the media, is that they are subject to restrictions and rules. We recognize that the majority of those who will worship in our facility have not been exposed or pose a current threat of spreading this virus. But, it is possible that one could be notified of an exposure that they were not even aware of requiring a quarantining process. Each additional person that was interacted with outside of the guidelines and protocols of our health and safety experts may also need to enter a time of quarantine- even though they may ultimately test negative. By adhering to our simple steps and guidelines, we can certainly minimize even the inconvenience of the ramifications of an exposure. We appreciate your support!