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Guidelines for In-Person Worship
St. Andrew’s York
York, PA

 

Beginning Sunday, March 28, 2021, in-person options for worship will resume at St. Andrew’s. The ZOOM/virtual option remains as well.

For in-person worship, the following guidelines are in place for all those who wish to attend in-person.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Masks shall be worn at all times per CDC guidelines.
  • A safe distance of 6-feet is to be maintained between individuals and/or family groups at all times.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are established throughout the church, entrance area, and parish hall.
  • Ushers will be on hand to direct safe gathering protocols and assist as needed.
  • HVAC will be set to perpetual flow during times of worship. Windows will be opened as weather permits
  • Fellowship will be encouraged OUTSIDE and no indoor fellowship gatherings until further notice.
  • Cleaning of the worship space after a service will happen when another service will occur within the space within 5 days.

 

WORSHIP

  • In-person worship attendance will be via “pre-registration” to permit the building of seating charts for each service.
  • Worship Bulletins will be provided and will been “single use”.
  • Communion will be offered in two stations accommodating both sides of the aisle to facilitate better “traffic flow”.
  • Communion in one-kind only. “At home kits” provided for those who do not return to in-person worship or who prefer to receive in a more “controlled” environment.
  • Masks are to be worn even while speaking by all worship assistants and clergy.
  • No congregational singing at the present time.

REGISTRATION – Why do I need to register to attend in-person worship?

 

  • Registering for in-person worship permits the safe-distancing of family group and individuals. While there is no numeric cap on number of people allowed in the space, IT IS REQUIRED that we safely distance individuals and/or family groups.  In reality, then, there is a maximum capacity, but that will be dictated by a number of factors including restrictions due to spacing.
  • Registration also allows for a manner of Contact Tracing should there be a positive case of COVID-19 reported by someone who has attended in-person worship. This will allow the Church to contact all those who have potentially been exposed.
  • You can register online via a weekly sign-up page OR by calling the Parish Office by Noon the Thursday prior to the service you wish to attend.