COVID-19 & Re-Gathering Info

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Worship & Building Usage

“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
-Hebrews 10:25-

Update: September 3, 2020

Re-Gathering Traffic Light:

All of us at a different place!

  • Green (Go!)
  • Yellow (Proceed with Caution)
  • Red (Wait)

Currently, online and in-person worship continues at all of our regular worship times on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday… with all of the appropriate protocol for sanitizing and social distancing.

50% Capacity for Groups:

Call Robin at (507) 388-1766 or e-mail at info@hosanna.church and reserve a room for your group.

  • Bible Studies and groups contact your leader for plans
  • Journeys has resumed meeting at Hosanna Main on Tuesdays. Contact Peggy for more info at peggypahl@hosanna.church

Live-In Person Worship (50% Capacity rule and limit of 250 with social distancing):

  • Online Worship will also continue at all of our regular worship hours
  • The Main worship center is set up for social distancing
  • Doors 1, 6, and 7 will be open for entering and exiting
  • Masks are required if you attend worship, and will be provided if you do not have one
  • Offering will be gathered as worshipers leave the worship service
  • The service times will be shortened to allow for sanitizing in-between services
  • Communion will be served in a manner to keep people safe
  • Coffee and donuts will NOT be available (BYOC)
  • Because of the 250 capacity – if you generally come to 9:30am service and we reach capacity in the main worship center, we will have overflow in Grace Point Chapel and the Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday 9:30am attenders may want to consider attending Wednesday at 6:15pm, Saturday at 5:00pm, or Sunday at 8:00 or 11am.

 

COVID-19 Guidelines for Hosanna.

While churches are not required to report disciples that test positive for COVID-19 to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) the following guidelines should be followed and are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.

 

COVID-19 Guidelines for Large Group Gatherings

  • Groups of chairs should be spaced at least 6 feet apart. Family members living at the same residence may sit together.
  • Face coverings should be worn at all times in accordance with MDH rules except where underlying medical conditions discourage their use.
  • Movement should be limited as much as possible.
  • Any discussion between disciples before or after large group gatherings should follow spacing and face covering guideline or should happen outdoors when possible.

 

COVID-19 Guidelines for Small Group Gathering

  • All small group participants must register with name, phone number and email address.
  • Attendance should be taken at all small group gatherings.
  • Face coverings and social distancing of at least 6 feet must be followed while in small groups except where face coverings are medically exempted.
  • Small group leaders should gently remind participants to follow the face covering and social distancing guidelines if they see them not being followed.
  • If a participant is not wearing a face covering, whether for medical reasons or simple refusal to comply, the group participants need to decide how comfortable they are to continue in the group. Online gatherings (ie Zoom meetings) may be a better option for that group.
  • Any small group participant that tests positive for COVID-19 should be reported to the Ministry Lead.
  • Every effort should be made to contact the small group participants (or parents if the participant is a minor) that someone within their small group has tested positive for COVID-19 on the date the participant was present.
  • The participant that tests positive for COVID-19 should refrain from being part of the group for at least 14 days or until all symptoms have disappeared.
  • The small group should not meet for at least 10 days to see if other participants develop symptoms of COVID-19.