COVID Protocols

COVID Protocols

We’re committed to creating a safe worship experience. Please see our campus specific protocols below.

Our Campus-specific COVID Protocols:

Vernon Twp.
Come as you are. If you’re comfortable wearing a mask, please do so.

New Castle
What safety precautions are you taking?

  • Come as you are. If you’re comfortable wearing a mask, please do so.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building.
  • High-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized before the service weekend.

Cranberry Twp.
What safety precautions are you taking?

  • Come as you are. If you’re comfortable wearing a mask, please do so.
  • Masks will be available around the church for those who would like to use one.
  • Staff and Dream Team members should still report through the Business Entrance and sign in.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building.
  • High-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized before the service weekend.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What precautions can I take?

  • If you don’t feel well or are in an at-risk category, please join us for church online.
  • Based on CDC guidelines, you are required to wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and other guests.

What if I am a Dream Team member that directly works with COVID patients?

  • You are more than welcome to come back and serve at any of our Victory Family Church campuses
  • You are considered safe to be around as long as you were wearing or continue to wear the proper safety measures and follow protocols when around people

What’s the protocol if a staff member is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19?

  • Staff member is sent home and seeks medical attention.
  • Staff member notifies HR of professional diagnosis.
    • Negative test result
      • Staff member must remain symptom free for 24 hours (without using fever reducing medication) and other symptoms have improved before returning to work.
    • Positive test result
      • Staff member should stay at home and follow direction of physician.
      • Remain out of work until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, remain symptom free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine) and other symptoms have improved.
      • HR will initiate contact tracing investigation.
      • HR will notify individuals who had close contact while maintaining confidentiality of infected employee.
  • Special cleaning protocols
    • Wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting to minimize potential for other employees being exposed to respiratory droplets. If waiting 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
    • During this waiting period, if possible, open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in these areas.
    • If it has been seven days or more since the sick employee used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection isn’t necessary. Continue routinely cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces in the facility.

What’s the protocol if a staff member had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case?

  • Staff member is sent home
  • If there is close contact and you do NOT get tested and you do NOT have symptoms, you will quarantine for 10 days.
  • If there is close contact and you DO get tested after five days from contact but the test is negative and you do not have symptoms, you may quarantine for seven days.
    • Staff will be asked to continue to self-monitor through Day 14, per CDC recommendations.
  • If staff member develops symptoms during quarantine, follow protocol for “suspected or confirmed” COVID-19 infection.

What’s the protocol if a volunteer is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19?

  • Similar steps to the above will be taken although we have less of a legal obligation to preserve the identity of the volunteer. With that being said, identity protection should still occur to protect the individuals privacy. HR will work with the Care Coordinator to disseminate information involving volunteers.

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