NextGen Ministries FAQ
What happens if a NextGen Volunteer tests + for COVID-19?
The Volunteer will not return to serve until a negative test result and two Sundays have passed. Additionally, the facilities will be deep cleaned. The parents of any children who came in contact with the volunteer in question will be notified by email, along with any volunteers who might have been exposed.
What happens if a CHILD tests + for COVID 19?
We will ask the family of the child to not return until after a negative test result and 2 Sundays have passed. The facilities will be deep cleaned. The parents of any children who came in contact with the child in question will be notified by email, along with any volunteers who might have been exposed.
How will NextGen 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:
- Electrostatic Disinfectant Machine used to deep clean before, between, and after services on Sundays and used throughout the week.
- 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?
Due to our state mandate, masks will be required in all NextGen environments for everyone 3 years or older. Masks will not be worn by children in the nursery environment. Masks will be given to NG volunteers to keep and use every week they serve. Families are asked to provide their own masks for themselves and their children.
What will checking in my children look like?
If the weather is warm enough and fair, you will be checking in your children outside of the building. Staff will be available to check your children in using a portable system. If we need to be inside, our check- in process will be laid out to encourage social distancing. As families enter, temperature checks will be taken first, then one parent can continue to check in all of their children. Families will receive a stylus pen to attach to their key chain to use with our system to be 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 NG 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 NG environment.
What happens if a temperature reads over 100?
In order to keep our environments as safe as possible, any child with a temperature over 100 will be given a gift bag and asked to participate at home using our online resources.
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.
What other measures will be taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19?
Every NG volunteer will be temperature checked, enhanced cleaning, and lower room capacities will be enforced.