Sunday School In-Person Guidelines

This document is based on CDC & EEC guidelines.


Subject to change.


The Day Before Sunday School:


Please screen your child each Saturday to verify they have not exhibited symptoms of COVID-19:


  • If your child is exhibiting any of the following new symptoms, they should not be brought to Sunday School:

    • Fever (100.0° and higher), feverish, had chills

    • Cough

    • Sore throat

    • Difficulty breathing

    • Gastrointestinal distress (Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • New muscle aches

  • If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, in combination with symptoms from above, they should not be brought to Sunday School:

    • Fatigue

    • Headache

    • Runny nose or congestion (not due to other known causes, such as allergies)

    • Any other signs of illness


If your child has had close contact with a known COVID-19 positive individual within the last 14 days, they should not be brought to Sunday School


Before Check-In:


Please have your child use the restroom before checking them in to minimize movement in and out of the Fenway Room


Check-In:


Time:  Check-in starts at 9:20am; class officially starts at 9:35am


Location:  Outside of the Fenway Room (no parents will be allowed inside the Fenway Room to minimize Covid risk)


Social distancing:  There will be placeholders on the floor spaced 6 feet apart for the check-in line


Contact tracing:  Please ensure we have your current phone number


Screening:


Each parent / guardian will be asked the following questions as part of the screening process:


  1. “Has your child had symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, new loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, or any other symptoms that feel like a cold within the past 24 hours ?”

  2. “Has your child had close contact with a known COVID-19 positive individual within the last 14 days ?”


Children with a fever or other new or unexpected symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and those who have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual will not be permitted into the Fenway Room.


Hand sanitizer:  All children will be required to use hand sanitizer before entering the room


Masks:


  • Children aged 7 and above are required to wear a mask

  • Children aged 4-6 who can safely and appropriately wear, remove, and handle face masks are encouraged, at the parent’s discretion to wear face masks and will be supervised at all times while wearing a face mask


After being signed in, a Sunday School worker will bring your child into the Fenway Room and to the appropriate class


During Class:


Kids Worship:


  • Begins the following Sunday (1/31), but for this Sunday (1/24) your child should still get checked in at the normal time (between 9:20 and 9:35am)

  • When Kids Worship does start (1/31), the kids will be seated 6 feet apart in their separate classes during Kids Worship (not in a mixed group like pre-Covid)


Social distancing:


  • We are starting with 2 classes (4-7 and 8-12), both in the Fenway Room but separated by a partition

  • Children will be restricted to their own class

  • The kids will be seated 6 feet apart at tables, and will remain in their seats

    • (Chairs & tables will be sanitized before check-in)

    • Siblings in the same class may sit together less than 6 feet apart if preferred

      • (For example, if a younger sibling is attending Sunday School for the first time)


Masks:  Worn at all times by children & workers


Hand sanitizer:  Available in each class


Snack time:


  • Bottled waters & individually packaged snacks

  • Distributed by the Sunday School workers using gloves


Bathroom process:


  • Sunday School Supervisor asks usher to send child's parent to the Fenway Room

  • Supervisor waits for parent outside of double doors of Fenway Room

  • Parent arrives but must stay outside of the double doors

  • Supervisor gets child from class & brings them to parent

  • Parent takes child to restroom

  • Supervisor waits at double doors

  • Parent brings child back to Supervisor

  • Parent leaves

  • Supervisor brings child back to class


Check-out:


Location:  Outside of the Fenway Room (no parents will be allowed inside the Fenway Room to minimize Covid risk)


Social distancing:  There will be placeholders on the floor spaced 6 feet apart for the check-out line


After being signed out, a Sunday School worker will bring your child out of the Fenway Room to you