As we begin to open the facilities for small groups to meet indoors during Covid-19, the Board of Stewards and Board of Trustees have given guidelines to help ensure we stay as safe as possible when we meet. These guidelines apply to Bethesda UMC church functions (such as Sunday School classes, Bible studies, youth, children’s ministry, committee meetings, etc), as well as to outside organizations wishing to use the facilities. Contact the office for a Facility Usage Request form or download and print here: Covid – Use of Building
Below is a summary of the policy.
- All groups wishing to use the facilities must fill out a request form and be approved by the Trustees for each date you wish to use the facilities. To limit the number of people in the hallway at a given time, the Trustees will approve 2 small groups per floor of the education building to meet at the same time. Once a room is used, it will not be reused for 72 hours. If the room is thoroughly cleaned, it can be rescheduled for use sooner, but not within the same day.
- Groups must ensure that all participants comply with the following: social distancing of at least 6 feet between participants who are not in the same family/house and masks must be worn by all participants over 2-years old while in the building.