Help us make plans to reopen the church for onsite worship services following the COVID-19 shutdown
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When our local governance recommends a good time for churches to meet again, which best describes your attitude toward returning to a worship service at church?
I will return the first opportunity I have.
I will return at first opportunity, but with some concerns and precautions.
I will wait several additional weeks before I attend.
It may be quite a while before I return.
In addition to our local governance recommendations, are there other signals you would want to see before you return to attend a worship service at church? (Select all that apply)
Local businesses are open again.
Local restaurants seating areas are open again.
Colleges and school are open again.
Most social distancing recommendations have been lifted.
None of these.
What precautions, if any, do you plan to take when you return to a worship service? Select all that apply.
I will wear a face mask.
I will stand and sit in places where I am at least 6 feet away from others (beyond my own family.)
I will avoid all physical contact (shaking hands, hugging, etc.)
I will avoid crowded hallways, etc.
I will wear latex gloves.
I will bring hand sanitizer.
None of these.
What precautions, if any, do you expect our church to take for worship gatherings? Select all that apply.
Limit handouts of any kind (bulletins, prayer cards, flyers, & etc).
Use a new method for collecting tithe and offerings as well as prayer cards.
Encourage social distancing in sanctuary seating.
Prop doors open so people do not have to touch the handles
Set-Up one-way foot traffic for entering and exiting both the building and sanctuary.
Provide hand sanitizer stations.
Provide latex gloves
Discourage physical touch (handshakes, hugs, & etc)
None of these.
Would you be willing to attend your small group or Sunday school class where it typically meets?
I don't have a small group or Sunday school class.
Which of the following describes the attendance level at which you would be comfortable attending a worship service? I would be comfortable if the sanctuary is...
Filled to capacity (every seat taken.)
Three-quarters full (some empty seats throughout
Half full (most people have empty seats either beside them or in front of them.)
One quarter full (most people have empty seats beside and in front of them.)
None of these (at least right away.)
When our local government allows groups of 25 and 50 to gather, how should we respond?
Continue online services until size restrictions are lifted.
Host drive-in services in our parking lot until size restrictions are lifted.
Host multiple in-person services to accommodate size restrictions.
When our local government lifts its guidance or changes its recommendations against large public gatherings, which of the following would you prefer for our church?
Resume in person services at our church immediately.
Meet in small groups in homes for a few more weeks before resuming in person services.
Would you be willing to attend a worship service at a different time than you typically attend to allow people to be more spread out in the sanctuary?
Would you be willing to attend a worship service in an overflow room to ensure people (in the sanctuary and overflow rooms) are spread out?
When our local government lifts its guidance or changes its recommendations regarding churches meeting, would you prefer to... (mark all that apply)
Meet in person.
Continue to stream our services.
Watch online if I would have to watch from an overflow room at the church.
Watch online if I would have to meet at a different time than normal.
Watch online if the only other option would be a Drive-In Style Service
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