Staff & Volunteer Serving Guidelines

Friends Church has been following the orders and recommendations of Governor Mike DeWine throughout this health crisis. Based on his current evaluation of the situation, anyone entering the Friends Church facility is to adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the CDC and Ohio Department of Health.

Before reporting to the Church facility, individuals must check their temperature. Individuals should not enter the building if they have a fever of 100 or higher, chills, feel sick, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or display any other symptoms of Covid or have been in contact with anyone who has COVID symptoms.

Individuals who have traveled out of the country are subject to the CDC quarantine requirements (visit cdc.gov for more details). Residents of OH who are returning from out-of-state travel to a state with a 15% or greater positivity rate or are ill or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, must quarantine for 14 days prior to entering the church facility.  States currently experiencing 15% or greater positivity includes:  Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, and New Mexico.

Once in the building, remember to:

  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet from all other individuals.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds frequently.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
  • Try not to touch your face
  • Wear a facemask in the presence of others in the building.  
    • Visit https://youtu.be/eVJbenwzR1s to learn how to properly wear and remove your facemask and disposable gloves
    • Carry the facemask with you at all times so you can quickly put it on in the presence of others.
    • Remember to wash the facemask daily before wearing it again.
  • Wear disposable gloves if cleaning or disinfecting.
  • If attending a group meeting (under 10 people) at the church, you must provide your name and phone number to the group leader.
  • Elderly people (65 years and older) and those who are vulnerable as a result of illness are strongly urged by the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC to stay in their residence to the extent possible except as necessary to seek medical care.  

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Patti Pedersen, Church Administrator. COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation and new recommendations may be issued by the Governor and CDC at any time. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions that will provide the best protection for everyone entering the Friends Church facility.

NOTE:  There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 that exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By entering Friends Church or attending a gathering at Friends Church, there is an assumption of risk that you are accepting for yourself and those you bring with you!