Regathering

Regathering after COVID

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER FOR AN IN-PERSON SERVICE?

Registration is no longer required at RCC for the main services or Roswell Kids.

If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of COVID-19 which include a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, PLEASE STAY HOME.

WILL CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS BE FOLLOWED BY VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS?

We are no longer requiring social distancing in our building as the CDC explains that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or keep distance between themselves or others. If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you take extra caution, wear a mask and stay 6 ft. apart from others.

HOW WILL WE TAKE COMMUNION TOGETHER?

Communion is an essential part of our worship at RCC but we also want to make sure that it is served safely. Communion will be offered and served at each service. However, you can also take communion at your seat. We have pre-packaged elements that come complete with a small cracker and juice cup. Each pre-packaged element will be placed under seats before the service for those who do not wish to come forward and receive communion.

ARE MASKS REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES?

No! Masks are no longer required for worship at RCC. Masks are also optional for Roswell Kids or Roswell Students gatherings.

Masks are only required for Roswell Kids volunteers or Student volunteers who have NOT been fully vaccinated. All fully vaccinated volunteers do not have to wear masks.

WILL I HAVE MY TEMPERATURE TAKEN AT THE DOOR?

Those entering the main worship area will not have their temperatures taken. We ask that each family attending please take your own temperatures before leaving your house on Sunday morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a reading of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit a fever. If you or any member of your family exhibits a fever, shortness of breath or a cough, please stay home. Volunteers will be required to have their temperature taken when entering the building before each serving rotation.

Children entering the Kids Hall for Roswell Kids services will have their temperature taken to ensure an extra level of safety.

WHAT KIND OF PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN TO ENSURE THE BUILDING IS CLEAN?

Each week, prior to service, we will have a professional cleaning service clean our space, using cleaning supplies recommended by the CDC to kill COVID 19 and other possible viruses that may be on surfaces, including outside and inside doors and bathrooms. Volunteers will also minimize common touch points by holding entry doors open for incoming families and keeping the sanctuary doors open during the service.

I HAVE A PHYSICAL CONDITION THAT MAKES ME SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We ask that if you have a condition that renders you more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, please stay home and enjoy RCC at Home. In fact, if you are uncomfortable for ANY reason, regathering together at church, it’s ok! We want you to know that you are loved and we want to connect and engage with you in any way (virtually) that we can.

Kids Reopening

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER FOR ROSWELL KIDS CLASSES?

No! As long as we have an appropriate level of volunteers, we’ll have each class open.

If anyone in your family is experiencing ANY symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever (100.4 degrees or higher), cough, or shortness of breath) or any other illness specified on our Sick Kid Policy, PLEASE STAY HOME.

WHICH CLASSROOMS ARE REOPENING?

In this phase of reopening we are working to offer the following options: Nursery (6 weeks through babies/toddlers steadily walking); Toddler (steady walkers through 2 years old); Preschool (3 – 5 years old); K-2nd grade. All of these classes (and any ability to offer a 3rd-5th grade class in the near future) are volunteer dependent and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work to build a team that can safely and effectively love and invest in our kids. If you are interested in learning more about joining our Roswell Kids team (commitments, qualifications, training, etc), we’d love to hear from you!

WILL CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS BE FOLLOWED BY VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS?

As much as possible, yes! In classrooms, we are utilizing tools like sit spots to help kids maintain space between themselves and others during any story-time and table activities, and curriculum has been carefully selected to prioritize games and activities that are “no-touch” and allow for students to maintain space. We are also limiting the number of children (and leaders) in each classroom based on the room size and the ability to help kids spread out. While in any child-engaging environment social distancing is not possible 100% of the time, we are working to also minimize risk of exposure by cohorting (keeping kids with their individual Roswell Kids class and not joining/sharing rooms with any other classes); removing hard to clean toys from classrooms; sanitizing toys and furniture immediately before each service and disinfecting immediately after; and washing hands multiple times throughout the morning.

WHAT WILL CHECK-IN LOOK LIKE?

Check-in: After you check your children in, using the iMac computers in the lobby, a Check-in Assistant will welcome you, take each child’s temperature using a no-touch thermometer, ask about any possible symptoms and then allow you to drop off your child directly to their classroom.

 

WHAT WILL PICK-UP LOOK LIKE?

Pick-up: After service, you’ll be able to enter the kids’ hall and pick up your children directly from their classrooms.

WILL KIDS HAVE SNACKS?

Yes! You are welcome to pack and label your own snack and lidded water cup for your child. Otherwise, we will continue to make allergy-friendly snacks available.  During snack time preschool age and older kids will sit spaced out at tables while toddlers will spread out using sit spots and individual blankets and snack catchers that are thoroughly washed weekly. All snack handlers will be gloved.

ARE MASKS REQUIRED?

All volunteers who have NOT been fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks while they are in the kids’ hall.

Masks for children and fully vaccinated adults are optional only.

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS EXPERIENCING SEPARATION ANXIETY?

Kids of all ages can experience separation anxiety, and especially now when so many kids have had even more time at home than usual. We continue to maintain a 7-minute transition policy, meaning that at any point in the morning if we can’t help your child transition and (re-)engage (stop continual, prolonged crying/anxious focus on a family member’s absence) within 7 minutes we will notify you and ask you to meet up with and comfort your child in the gathering area. When your child is calm, we will work with you to determine what next steps will be best for your family, whether that’s trying again to re-enter the classroom, providing you with “quiet toys” to help keep your child occupied in the main service with you, or brainstorming other ideas altogether.

WHAT KIND OF PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN TO ENSURE THE CLASSROOMS ARE CLEAN?

In addition to the weekly professional cleanings of our classrooms and general spaces, volunteers are sanitizing toys and furniture immediately before service and disinfecting immediately afterward with kid-safe, CDC and FDA approved coronavirus (and other virus) killing cleaning products. Additionally, we will not allow toys from home in the classrooms, and are asking that parents of babies and toddlers put their child’s essentials (diapers/wipes, pacifiers, food/drink) in a clear, labeled zip-top bag rather than dropping off diaper bags or backpacks.

I/MY CHILD HAS A CONDITION MAKING US MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We ask that if you have a condition that renders you or a loved one more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, please stay home and enjoy RCC at Home and our digital Roswell Kids Worship and Object Lesson resources. In fact, if you are uncomfortable for ANY reason gathering together at church, it’s ok! We want you to know that you and your kids are loved and that we want to connect and engage with each of you in any way (virtually) that we can.