Dear ORAC Family and Friends,
It is a high priority to make our church a safe, secure place for you and your family to worship. Due to the ongoing concern about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we believe it is prudent to exercise caution in a number of ways.
The spread of illnesses like the flu and the coronavirus is something we take seriously. In addition to the strong safety measures we normally follow, we’re taking extra precautions during this time to help keep you and your family safe and healthy. These measures include the following procedures:
- We have cancelled all activities from Wednesday March 11 – Friday March 13 in order to do a detailed cleaning and sanitizing of the facility.
- We have enhanced our cleaning schedule especially on Sundays, so that there is on the hour sanitizing of all restrooms and high touch areas (door knobs, hand rails, switches etc.)
- We sanitize our classrooms and toys after every service. Additionally, we’ll be wiping down high-traffic areas like door handles.
- We’re providing hand-sanitizers. (These items are in short supply. Please bring your own hand sanitizer in the event we run out and are unable to purchase more.)
- We are also adding CDC-approved, hospital-grade hand sanitizer stations at the main entrances, exits, and restrooms. Sanitizing wipes are near courtesy stations so that our team can keep them cleaned at all times.
- Our team is closely following news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about best practices to contain the spread of the coronavirus. We’ll continue to update our policies and procedures with the latest information and communicate with you as necessary.
Of course, we need your help too. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself and others safe and healthy:
- Avoid skin contact. While we love giving hugs, handshakes, and high-fives, try giving an elbow-bump, a big smile, or a friendly wave instead.
- If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with your sleeve or a tissue.
- Wash your hands often in warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds and encourage your entire family to do the same. Our volunteers will ask children to wash their hands if they visit the restroom while they’re in our care.
- Use hand sanitizer often (make sure it contains at least 60-70% alcohol).
- If you’ve been exposed to a person with the coronavirus or have recently traveled out of the country where you might have been exposed, please take a couple of weeks off from attending church.
- If you or your family members are experiencing, or have recently experienced, symptoms associated with the flu or the common cold (fever, persistent cough, headache, chills, or unexplained rash), we ask that you stay home from church for a couple of weeks.
- If you need to stay home from church, please watch online. We want everyone to stay connected to what the Lord is doing in our church.
Together, we can do our best to make our church a safe place for everyone.
The Board of Trustees