In-Person Worship Guidelines
Central Presbyterian Church
Guidelines for Indoor Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Added/Modified activities for the Pandemic worship service.
Services will be recorded and posted to an online platform for congregants
unable to attend in person.
Included in the weekly bulletin will be instructions on the following
1. Wearing of masks covering both nose and mouth are required except under
the following conditions.
a. Worship leaders, while addressing the congregation.
b. Performing singers, while singing.
- The above individuals must stand at a 12' distance from others
while speaking or singing without a mask.
c. Face coverings for children under 2 years old are prohibited by
the CDC guidelines.
2. Six feet social distancing applies to all aside from family groups
or couples both inside and outside.
3. Refrain from physical contact with each other outside family groups
or couples, no handshaking, touching, or embracing.
The entrance to the sanctuary will be limited to the door nearest the piano.
Signs will be posted at the entrance to the sanctuary indicating the following -
No entrance into this worship area -
1. Without the wearing of a mask covering both nose and mouth.
2. If you have had a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher in
the past 2 days.
3. If you have a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of
taste or smell, or any other symptoms typical of Covid-19.
4. If you have had known exposure to someone with Covid-19 in the past
If you are 65 or more years old or have underlying health conditions you
are at higher risk for severe illness if infected by Covid-19.
Sign # 2
Before you enter into the Sanctuary -
1. You must wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth.
2. You have the option of using provided hand sanitizer.
3. Have your temperature taken.
4. Provide contact information in case of reported incident of Covid-19.
Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others at all times except for family
groups or couples.
Seating will be done by filling the sanctuary from back to front. After
the postlude, congregants will leave front to back.
Communion will be offered weekly using pre-packaged sealed bread and juice.
Congregants will pick up the communion elements at the entrance to the
sanctuary. The elements will be blessed during the service and consumed
individually off campus after the service.
Offerings will be placed in offering plates at the front of the pews on entry
or exit from the sanctuary.
Food cart donations will be placed in collection bins by the donors as they
enter the sanctuary.
Extra face masks will be available at the entrance to the sanctuary.
Bulletins will be pre-placed 6 feet apart in the available pews.
Hand sanitizing stations will be provided at all public entrances to the church.
Pews will be roped or taped off to indicate acceptable seating.
Lines or cues for entrance and exit to the sanctuary must be marked for
maintaining a distance of six feet between people.
All high-touch surfaces in the sanctuary and common areas must be sanitized after
and between services.
Congregants planning to attend an in-person service will call the church office
and provide their contact information the week prior to the service. If
someone fails to pre-call, they can provide contact information at entry to
Hymnals, bibles, offering envelopes, pencils, pew cushions, etc. must be removed
from the sanctuary prior to the worship service.
Bathroom use is at the discretion of each individual.
Suspended activities for the Pandemic worship service.
Meet and greet times before, during, and after the service will be suspended
during the pandemic.
Hymn singing and anthems will be suspended during the pandemic. Hymns and
the anthem will be added for the online service.
Distribution and signing of friendship pads will be suspended during the
Having people come forward to the common table area will be avoided.