Guidelines for Covid-19

Dear Parents and Families of FSBCW,

Given the COVID-19 crisis that is spreading through our country, I want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely. Based on information we have at this time, we will begin to operate our children’s department of First Southern Baptist Church of Wickenburg with safety in mind. If the situation should change, we will notify you. We will be taking extra precautions to ward off COVID-19. We are taking these extra steps to support the health and safety of your children, your family and our volunteers.

Check-In and Pick-Up

  • Children and volunteers will be required to sanitize with hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the building.

  • Upon arrival children will be checked in and out at the check in table. A volunteer will escort child/children to and from their classrooms. Doing so will limit direct contact and help us to maintain reasonable distance between individuals.

    Healthy Environment

  • We will separate children into smaller groups if necessary in an effort to meet CDC recommendations for social distancing.

  • We will not share equipment and will clean equipment between uses.

  • All classrooms will remain separated to reduce the number of children in one

    area and to reduce the possibility of viral transmission.

  • Volunteers will disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as door handles, light

    switches, faucets, toys and games that children play with at least once each

    time the facilities are used.

  • Classrooms will be cleaned after each use.

  • Volunteers will have access to anti-bacterial hand sanitizers and disposable

    gloves and use them as needed.

    Child Health

  • Volunteers will receive education on COVID-19 symptoms as well as preventative measures.

  • Volunteers and children ages 6 and older will be required to wear a mask while in the building in accordance with mask policy released by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on June 20, 2020.

  • Children will apply hand sanitizer when first entering building/classroom and re-apply as needed.

    Staff Health & Wellness

  • Volunteers will sanitize with hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the classrooms and re-apply during class.

  • Volunteers will not be allowed to work if they are feeling ill or experiencing respiratory symptoms.

     

    First Southern Baptist Church of Wickenburg Infectious Disease Response Plan

FSBCW is concerned about the well being of our children and volunteers alike. We will be sharing in the responsibility of engaging in preventative practices by using safety methods set by the Centers for Disease Control, the state of Arizona, Maricopa County and the town of Wickenburg for COVID-19.

Methods to Prevent the Spreading of an Acute Respiratory Illness

  • Volunteers will be reminded to adhere to CDC prevention practices for cough and sneeze etiquette and hand hygiene. Appropriate supplies will be available in the workplace, including hand soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Volunteers and children ages 6 and older will be required to wear a mask while in the building in accordance with mask policy released by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on June 20, 2020.

  • Volunteers should clean high-touch surfaces at least once daily and/or in- between classes.

  • Volunteers and leadership are expected to stay home if feeling ill or have been exposed to someone with the virus in the previous 14 days.

  • Volunteers who become sick should not return to church until they are no longer feeling ill, have went 10 days since symptoms first appeared, and have been 24 hours fever-free without medication.

  • Volunteers who are well but who have a sick family member in their home with an infectious disease should notify the pastoral staff and refrain from attendance until the possibility for transmission of the disease is past.

  • CDC Household Checklist- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/daily-life-coping/checklist-household-ready.html

    Preparing for an Outbreak

  • In case a Sunday School volunteer should be required to stay home, the Sunday School Director should work with teachers to establish a back-up teacher for each class. The volunteer replacement should be trained prior in performing the functions of said class to maintain normal operations.

  • Volunteers that come down with symptoms while at church should notify the Sunday School Director or Pastoral Staff immediately and prepare to leave the church building. If necessary, the ill volunteer should take measures to avoid coming in contact with other staff and children.

  • If a volunteer is confirmed to have the infectious disease, he or she should report it to the pastoral staff who will then inform church attendees of their possible exposure to the infectious disease while maintaining confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    When an Outbreak Occurs

• FSBCW church and children’s department will follow emergency guidelines as announced by the CDC. The church staff and leadership will inform members and guest of any changes being made via email, phone calls, text, and or social media.

 

5 SAFETY STEPS

to keep us all healthy

1. Stay home when sick or if you have been exposed to anyone with Covid 19 or Covid like symptoms within the previous 14 days.

2. Attempt to stay 6 feet apart from others who are not in your party.

3. Wear a face mask at all times while in the church building. 4. Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer.

5. Cover your coughs and sneezes with the inside of you elbow.