Kids & Students FAQ
What happens if a Volunteer tests + for COVID-19?
The volunteer will not return to serve until the time period recommended by the CDC has passed. Please refer to our wellness reminder for more information. Everyone participating in worship or in one of our kids and/or student environments will be notified by email about this potential exposure.
What happens if a CHILD tests + for COVID 19?
The child will not return until the time period recommended by the CDC has passed. Please refer to our wellness reminder for more information. Everyone participating in worship or in one of our kids and/or student environments will be notified by email about this potential exposure.
How will kids and student environments be cleaned?
We have worked hard to increase our already high standards of safety and cleanliness. We are increasing cleaning protocols in our NextGen environments during the week and between services. Here are some examples:
- Handles and touch surfaces cleaned during service times. (door handles, doorknobs, trash cans, tables, chairs, etc.)
- Toys will be used for one service only. They will not be shared between services.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be available in our hallways.
- All Children and students will be asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the environment.
Are Masks Required?
Masks are required for kids and students aged Elementary (K-5) and up. Masks will NOT be worn by children in our nursery or preschool environments (starting May 2nd). Families are asked to provide their own masks for themselves and their children.
*Mask Update for Preschool: It has come to our attention that there has been a change in the mask requirement concerning children in Ohio. Per Governor DeWine (Ohio.gov), children 10 and under are no longer required to wear a mask. Local preschools in our community do not require their preschool children to wear masks.
Based on this new information, beginning Sunday, May 2nd, we will no longer require our preschoolers to wear masks during our programming. Of course, we will leave it up to our parents to decide if they would still like their child to wear a mask.
The safety of your children is our top priority. We will continue to require all volunteers as well as all elementary school children to wear masks. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please contact Tammy Phillips.
What will checking in my children look like?
Our check-in process is laid out to encourage social distancing. Families will receive a stylus pen that they can attach to their key chain. Use of the stylus means check-in is as touchless as possible. Each family will receive one stylus. We ask you to bring them back to use each week.
We are asking ONE parent to enter the hallway/environments to either drop off or pick up their children. At the environments, parents will show their parent tag to volunteer to verify a match with their children. Parents will no longer hand the sticker to the volunteer. Child stickers will be removed by parent upon parent tag verification with volunteers and exiting the environment.
What if I volunteer for both services? Where do my kids go?
Kids Club will not be offered at this time so your child will repeat the lesson and activities of the day in their environment. Your kids must be picked up after the first hour to allow for cleaning to happen in the environment. Your child can be checked in again 15 minutes before the start of the second hour.