Twenty Six Eight

OUR LATEST UPDATE ON CHURCH GATHERINGS

The New Season at Twenty Six Eight

It’s official! We have begun meeting in three locations across the Treasure Valley in Eagle, Meridian and Nampa. The following guidelines are in alignment with the state of Idaho’s recent change back to Stage Two. As a staff, it is our heart to be responsive and attentive to the direction of Governor Brad Little, our nation’s leaders and the CDC no matter how and where we are meeting for church. 

When We Gather for Services in Our Three Locations, We Will:

  • Wearing masks is requested at some locations, and at others masks are optional.
  • Offer alternative solutions for vulnerable groups. All those over 60 will be asked to watch the livestream from home.
  • Adjust our services to avoid: shaking hands, hugging, kissing, or holding hands
  • Modify collection of regular financial contributions to online options
  • Teach and reinforce healthy hygiene practices including hand washing, hand washing supplies, disinfectants and paper towels
  • Encourage and plan for sick leave for any vital staff or volunteers that show any COVID-like symptoms
  • Use ushers to manage social distancing
  • Ensure sick members will be expected to stay home
  • Childcare is operating under a strict no-symptom rule.

Health Standards for Meetings

When We Gather for Home Fellowships, We Will:

  • Ask members to not attend a Home Fellowship if you are sick, might be sick, or have any reason to think you have been exposed to COVID-19
  • If at all possible, try to social distance, especially for those who may be at a higher risk for getting sick
  • Make sure shared surfaces are disinfected before and after each gathering. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks
  • Ask that all attendees cover their coughs and sneezes, and throw away tissues
  • Ask that members wash their hands thoroughly (more than 20 seconds) upon arrival and upon returning home. Hand sanitizer will be provided during gatherings
  • Serve food and drink individually and with washed hands
  • Be conscious of maintaining healthy physical distance between people (e.g. try not shake hands, high five, or hug)
  • Wearing masks is optional, but anyone is welcome to wear a mask if they choose