To date, it does not appear that anyone has contracted the COVID-19 virus at a CCITC service. We attribute that supremely to the grace of God, but are also thankful for the CCITC congregants complying with attendance guidelines. Please read very carefully the below updated procedures for our Sunday morning in-person service, including the section on “Reporting to the Boston Health Commission.”
Covid-19 Exposure and Symptoms
If you have symptoms or have been in “close contact” with someone with COVID-19 within ten days of the church service, please watch the service from home. “Close contact” is defined as “within six feet without a facemask for ten minutes,” sharing a household, and may include other scenarios such as being in a car with someone, even with facemasks. (For other examples, please read the Governor’s regulations.)
An usher will assist congregants with seating. Congregants will sit 6 ft. apart, with the exception of members of the same household or living community. If there is a line out at the sanctuary entrance, please wait for directions from the usher, and be sure to stand 6 ft. from the people around you. Children are welcomed to sit with their family in the sanctuary! We also have in-person Sunday School for children ages 4-12 in the Fenway Room (9:30am service only).
With the exception of children from two to five years old, congregants must keep their mask on for the duration of the service unless they have been advised by a medical professional not to wear the mask for medical reasons. Children under two years old should not wear a mask. It is under the discretion of parents whether their children from two to five years old wear a mask.
Post Service Fellowship
We encourage safe, social-distanced fellowship after the service in the food court.
Bathrooms will be available. Preferably, there should be one household in the bathroom at a time; all non-family members in the bathrooms should be social-distanced.
Free Parking Validations
Parking validations will be given by ushers to congregants upon entering Longwood Hall.
- Please maintain social distance from others not in your household (6 ft apart).
- Please wash your hands often or use the hand sanitizer provided.
- The offering box will be stationed in the back with envelopes.
Reporting to Boston Health Commission
The Governor’s regulations require us to notify the Boston Health Commission (BHC) if someone who attends a CCITC service tests positive within ten days of attending the service. Since the inception of the pandemic, that has occurred about 4-5 times. The BHC gives us instructions on who, if anyone, to notify; i.e., anyone who was in “close contact” with the person within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. For privacy and other reasons, we only notify congregants when the BHC instructs us to do so. Because CCITC requires social distancing and facemasks, it would be a fairly unusual circumstance for the BHC to require notification.
Please contact us with any questions!
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