Sunday School In-Person Guidelines

This document is based on CDC & EEC guidelines.


Subject to change.


Hi everyone,


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 procedures, including the section on “Reporting to the Boston Health Commission.”


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


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 (church-wide). 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.


Thank you!

Calvary Chapel In The City