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RUCC COVID19 Information

This page will be updated regularly as the situation with the pandemic changes. Last update October 20, 2021.

With great joy we are ready to re-enter our Sanctuary for live worship services, starting on May 23, 2021. For the time being masks and social distancing will be required, and there will be no food in the fellowship subsequently.

Worship services

Worship services take place every Sunday morning at 10:30 am, and are streamed live publicly on YouTube. The YouTube videos are on the main page of this site, or on YouTube directly at www.youtube.com/RedlandsUCC.

Building Use Protocol

This protocol applies to those staff and volunteers who do not have permission to work from the building, but do need to access the building on an occasional basis to perform a limited activity or to gather supplies for their at-home work. If possible, please notify Nancy that you will be in the building or have been in the building so that she may keep a log of people who enter.

  • If you don’t feel well, for any reason, stay home. Do not enter the building. Notify Jill if you have been in the building within the last 14 days.
  • Have a mask with you. Wear your mask as you enter the building and ascertain that you are alone in the building or able to distance yourself. Masks should fit properly, covering the nose AND mouth in accordance with CPDH guidelines. If you arrive at the building without a mask with you, grab one from the bucket at the office entrance before entering. Additional disposable masks are also available in the office.
  • If you are in the building and cannot physically distance yourself from someone else, wear a mask. (It is permissible to remove your mask to eat, provided you are alone in the room.)
  • Wash your hands/use sanitizer as soon as you enter the building. There is hand sanitizer available at each entrance.
  • Wipe down any surfaces or objects that you’ll be touching with the cleaning products provided. Do not assume it has been done for you.
  • Using the cleaning supplies provided, wipe down any surfaces or objects you’ve touched before you leave. Don’t assume the next person will remember to do so.
  • Touch points in the building (ie door handles, light switches) are sanitized weekly on Fridays. Cleaning times and frequency will be adjusted as building use increases.
  • If you develop symptoms or fall ill during or shortly after having been in the building, notify the church through Jill, alerting us as to when you were in the building, if anyone was with you, and what part of the building you were in. Jill will consult with volunteers familiar with the most recent CDC guidelines and give you further instructions about how long you will need to quarantine/stay home. In accordance with CDC and local health authority guidelines, church leadership will notify other staff or volunteers who may be affected as appropriate, and determine any necessary steps regarding the church facility.
  • Sunday School and Youth Group

    Children, teachers, and volunteers must wear masks and distance themselves at all times in the classroom. The following maximum room capacities will be adhered to. If attendance for any class on any given Sunday exceeds the maximum capacity for their room, that class will move to a larger room or move the class outdoors.

    Fellowship Hall –50 

    Founders Room – 25

    Micah Room – 15  

    Youth and Eagles Room (in Mosaic Hall)—10 

    Sparrows Room (adjacent to Covenant Hall)—6

    Doves Room (in Mosaic Hall)—6 

    Nursery Care (Infants and Toddlers)

    The following CDC-Based Guidelines will be utilized in the RUCC Nursery:

    All Staff and Authorized Volunteers must be fully vaccinated in order to care for children in the RUCC Nursery Room.

    For the time being, no food will be administered to children in the RUCC Nursery Room (including bottles.) This policy will be revisited periodically.

    Staff will perform a no-contact remote temperature screening on each child brought into the nursery, using the following guidelines from the CDC:

    1. Make a visual check of the child for signs of illness, which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness, and confirm that the child is not experiencing coughing or shortness of breath.
    2. Conduct temperature screening using a no-contact remote thermometer. You do not need to clean a no-contact remote thermometer with alcohol after each child.

    Admittance into the RUCC Nursery Room:

    • Staff, Authorized Volunteers, and children should stay home if they are sick or have recently had close contact (within 6 feet for a cumulative total of fifteen minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with a person with COVID-19.
    • Staff, Authorized Volunteers, and children should stay home if they have tested positive for or are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

    Handwashing

    • Assist children with handwashing, including infants who cannot wash hands alone. After assisting children with handwashing or helping them put on or adjust their mask, staff and volunteers should also wash their hands.
    • All children, staff, and volunteers should wash their hands with soap and water at the following key times:
    • Arrival to your facility
    • Before and after helping a child put on or adjust their mask
    • After using the bathroom 
    • After having contact with body fluids
    • After handling garbage

    Holding a Child

    It is important that you comfort crying, sad, or anxious infants and toddlers and they often need to be held. To the extent possible when holding young children, protect yourself by:

    • Washing your hands frequently.
    • Wash your hands, neck, and anywhere you have been touched by a child’s body fluids.
    • Avoid touching your eyes while holding a child.

    Wearing Masks in the Nursery

    • Everyone 2 years and older must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.
    • Masks should still be worn in addition to physical distancing. Wearing a mask is especially important indoors and when physical distancing is difficult to implement or maintain while providing care to young children.

    Cleaning toys.

    • Toys that can be put in the mouth should be cleaned between uses or not used if they cannot be cleaned and sanitized.
    • Children’s paperback books, like other paper-based materials such as mail or envelopes, are not considered a high risk for transmission and do not need additional procedures for cleaning or disinfection.

    Diapering: at this time, Staff and Volunteers are not authorized to change diapers. Children must begin their time in the nursery with a clean, dry diaper. If a diaper change is deemed necessary during the worship service, the parent/guardian will be notified to return to the nursery.