Goal:  To protect all who visit COR from getting
or transmitting COVID-19 in our church building

Return to Church Protocols

  • Please do not come to church if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, if you have experienced such symptoms within the last 14 days or if you have been in direct contact with anyone else who been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • We encourage all members to have been vaccinated before returning to in-person church. This is for your protection along with other members of the congregation.
  • Upon entering the church building, please recognise and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Masks are encouraged to be worn by all members while in the Church building regardless of vaccination status. The pastor, liturgist or other speakers may remove masks during periods of the worship service and congregants may remove masks during communion or while eating or drinking during coffee hour.
  • Communal singing is not recommended at this time—please consider humming instead.
  • In the sanctuary, congregants may sit with their families, but otherwise each person or family unit should be sitting at least six feet from other people. Pews will be cordoned off to help in spacing people.
  • We request that you avoid touching common surfaces; we will not use hymnals, circulate collection plates or other communal materials such as a pew pads. We will have wipes available using the microphone during prayers and concerns. We have placed hand sanitizer in each pew for your personal use.  We recommend that you sanitize your hands before and after services or other activities.
  • We will open windows when possible to incorporate as much fresh air as possible in sanctuary.
  • Indoor coffee hour and other indoor gatherings should allow for proper social distancing and wearing masks.
  • We will continue to offer vulnerable members or long-distance members of our congregation the option of attending services via Zoom. Specifically, those who have not been vaccinated and who are over 65, have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune compromised conditions, severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher), chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, or liver disease are at higher risk from COVID-19, should consider attending church through Zoom meetings.
  • We will continue to monitor our local health department, the Ohio Department of Health and CDC recommendations and adjust these protocols as necessary and appropriate going forward.
  • If anyone has any question or comments with respect to these protocols, please contact the Pastor or any member of the SPRC.

Updated: 07-18-2021

Get Vaccinated

Maintain Social Distancing

Wear a Mask

Sanitize Your Hands