September 29, 2020
The following update provides additional guidance to our current protocols as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic in our worship communities and programs. It is our goal to remain a healthy and active church, providing support to each other and our local community, while providing a safe, predictable environment that supports and follows the recommendations and orders of Manitoba Public Health.
A new public health order came into place on Monday, September 28th and we will be making some adjustments to ensure we are supporting these guidelines. Through information provided to us directly from our Public Health Inspector please find the following updated guidelines and protocols that will be implemented until further notice:
In-person Worship Gatherings
All currently planned in-person worship gatherings will continue as scheduled. There are no additional restrictions on numbers for these gatherings and our capacity remains at 30% of normal occupancy in our facilities.
Masks will now be required for all attenders at in person gatherings. Once seated and distanced, masks can be removed, but must be worn when standing from their seats.
Riverwood Kids will remain in operation as previously planned. As per guidance from Public Health, we ask that children ages 5 and up wear a mask. Children, once seated and distanced, will be able to remove their masks.
We are asking that anyone bringing children reserve their Riverwood Kid’s tickets at least 48 hours in advance of the services to help us plan for programming.
All Other Programming
For all other programming outside of our weekend worship gatherings, including Uprising, Community Programming, Networks, etc. we will be introducing the following restrictions:
All gatherings will keep group sizes to a maximum of 10 participants. Multiple groups can be formed to accommodate larger programming size in separate areas of the building.
Our Uprising student program will be organized to ensure that no student-group size exceeds 10 students and will meet in separate designated spots throughout the building.
Masks will be required for all in attendance except for designated times while seated and distanced.
Thanks for your cooperation in helping us to maintain a safe environment and ensuring that we can continue to operate and provide the necessary supports to our church and neighbourhood. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org