Life Group Protocols



1.  Prepare before you go.

a.  Stay home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have any symptoms of COVID-19, if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

b.  Group members who live with those at higher risk should consider the potential risks attending indoor meetings presents to their loved ones.

c.  Check with the Life Group Leader or Meeting Leader for updated information about any additional COVID-19 safety guidelines.

2.  Wear a mask.

a.  Masks are required at all times in the building or on church property.  Please note that face shields are not an acceptable alternative, unless approved due to a medical condition prior to arrival.

b.  Please wear your mask properly so that it covers your nose and your mouth.

c.  Even when wearing masks, physical distancing is strongly advised.

3.  Use physical distancing and limit physical contact.

a.  Even when wearing a mask, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people who do not live in your household.  Be particularly mindful in areas where it may be harder to keep this distance, such as check-in areas, parking lots, and routes of entry and exit.

b.  Select seating or determine where to stand based on the ability to keep 6 feet of space from people who do not live in your household.

c.  Arrive at the event early or at off-peak times to avoid crowding and congested areas.

d.  Avoid using restroom facilities at high traffic times, e.g., immediately at the end of the meeting.

4.  Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items.

a.  Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when arriving or departing and after touching any common surfaces like hand railings, door handles, and toilets.

b.  Minimize contact when using garbage cans.

5.  Clean hands often.

a.  DVCC has hand sanitizer stations throughout the building for your use.

b.  Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds when entering and exiting meetings.

c.  Restrooms are available for soap and water washing and hand sanitizer stations are available as well.

6.  Sanitize what you touch before you leave.

a.  Each attendee must sanitize the tables/chairs they use before leaving.  Sanitation supplies will be provided.

b.  At the conclusion of the meeting, attendees should assist the Life Group Leader or Meeting Leader in sanitizing all whiteboards, surfaces and other equipment that was used.

7.  Food Policy

a.  No food should be brought into the building or prepared there.

b.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bottled water.  Water is not to be shared by others, except by family groups.

c.  Coffee, water, and other drinks will not be available.