COVID-19 Response & Procedures

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Before Registration: 

By making a reservation for your child, you are affirming that everyone in your family answers “no” to the following questions:

  • Have I or someone in my family group had a fever over 100 or higher in the past 14 days?
  • Is anyone in my household showing any flu-like symptoms?
  • Have I or anyone in my family group had prolonged (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Is there any medical reason why I believe any member of my family group shouldn’t be around others?

Register Online

Please register online via our website for Sundays October 4, 11, and 18.

Please note, physical distancing is difficult for kids. Know that your child will come in contact with other kids in their classroom. Our ministry is taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of illness, but by registering you are acknowledging this risk. 


  • Go to a Check-In Table in the Children’s Atrium
    • Sanitize your hands and your child’s hands using the sanitizer provided.
    • Pick up your child’s preprinted name tag and pick up the label at the Children’s Welcome desk. Please practice physical distancing.
    • Kids and teachers will have their temperature taken when they arrive. 
  • Only one parent will be allowed to accompany the child to his/her classroom.
  • Masks are required for all adults in the hallways and common areas. Teachers and kids will be required to wear masks.
  • Please exit the children’s area through the door by The Clubhouse to assist with physical distancing.


  • Please pick up your children immediately following Bible Study.
  • Only one parent (with a mask) will be allowed in the children’s area for pick up.
  • Please exit through the door by the restrooms to assist with physical distancing.

More Information

  • Masks will be required for kids and leaders in kindergarten through fifth grade.
  • Kids will stay in the same room for the entire hour of Bible Study.
  • Please have your child bring his or her Bible. Classroom Bibles will not be used at this time.
  • After Bible Study, all rooms will be sanitized by facilities staff using an atomizer disinfectant.
  • Water fountains will be off. Please bring a water bottle if your child would like one.
  • CoVid-19 sanitation and hygiene procedures will be practiced.



Arrival Procedures:

  • Parents and kids will go to a check-in table in the atrium.
  • Masks must be worn in the hallways and common areas.
  • Kids will sanitize their hands using hand sanitizer upon entering.
  • All volunteers and kids will have their temperature taken. 

Check-In Procedures:

  • Screening questions concerning symptoms, exposure etc. will be asked ahead of time as families preregister electronically for the first several weeks.
  • Parents and kids must have masks inside the hallways and common areas.
  • Markers will be in place to ensure physical distancing of 6 feet.
  • Kids will check-in and receive their pre-printed security labels at the Children’s Atrium Welcome Desk.
  • Hallways will be one way. Enter at Atrium as usual and exit through the doors closest to the restrooms.
  • Only one parent is allowed to come into the secure Preschool and Children’s wing with the child for drop off and pick up.

At the Classroom Door: 

  • Parents must observe physical distancing of 6 feet.
  • Teachers will wear masks at the door during greeting and dismissal times.

In the Classroom:

  • Children will wash hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the secure preschool and children’s area. Hand sanitizer will be available as needed throughout the day.
  • Masks are required for kids and teachers when they’re in the room.
  • Disinfectant spray bottles will be used throughout the day to clean surfaces.
  • Bathrooms are available during the Bible Study hour and will be cleaned by facilities staff throughout the morning.
  • We will supply each child will have their own bag of supplies for crafts and activities.

Kindergarten Classrooms

  • Toys will be disinfected by the teachers (sprayed) prior to being put away.
  • Toys that aren’t able to be disinfected will not be used. (i.e. Puppets, stuffed animals). Baby clothes and blankets need to be laundered daily if they are used.


  • Teachers use gloves when handling and distributing snacks.
  • Children spread out throughout the room, using all tables.
  • Kids won’t be allowed to share their snacks with someone else.


  • All volunteers will wear masks in the hallways and common areas.

Check-Out Procedures

  • One parent (preferably the same parent who dropped off) will pick up their child.
  • Parents must wear a mask inside the hallways and common areas.
  • Parents must practice physical distancing as they approach the door to pick up their child.
  • Parents will exit through the doors closest to the restrooms.

We want to do everything we can to keep everyone safe and still keep the day as “normal” as possible. As guidelines change, we will update our procedures to reflect the new recommendations.

Kids At First Illness Policy

The first line of defense in the fight against CoVid-19 is the strict enforcement of our existing illness policies. Any child exhibiting symptoms listed LIST A must stay home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours (without fever reducers).


  • Oral temperature of over 100 degrees within the previous 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the previous 24 hours
  • Unexplained skin rash
  • Eyes, ears, or throat inflamed or having discharge.
  • The general appearance of illness
  • Any evidence of lice or nits

Symptoms of CoVid-19

Symptoms of CoVid-19 can mimic many other illnesses common in childhood such as flu, strep, allergies, asthma and the common cold. These symptoms include but are not limited to:


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Children exhibiting any of these symptoms should stay home. If, in addition to these symptoms, the child has experienced the following,


  • Had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed CoVid-19.


LIST A = Stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours

LIST B = Stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours

LIST B + LIST C = Stay home and see your doctor for possible CoVid-19 testing

LIST C = Carefully monitor for any symptoms of infection


In a classroom setting, we expect children to contract and share the usual illnesses. We do not want to over-react to every cough or sneeze. However, to the best of our ability, we want to protect every child in our care by seeking to follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control. These are:

  • Testing is recommended for all close contacts of confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients.
  • Those contacts who test positive (symptomatic or asymptomatic) should be managed as a confirmed case of CoVid-19.
  • Asymptomatic contacts testing negative should self-quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure (i.e., a close encounter with confirmed or probable COVID-19 case)
  • If testing is not available, symptomatic close contacts should self-isolate and be managed as a probable case of CoVid-19.
  • If testing is not available, asymptomatic close contacts should self-quarantine and be monitored for 14 days after their last exposure, with linkage to clinical care for those who develop symptoms.

If a child or someone in his family group tests positive, we will seek as best as possible adhere to the following procedures.

  • If a child tests positive for CoVid-19, all who have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) will be isolated for 14 days from the last contact with the infected person.
  • If someone in the child’s household tests positive for CoVid-19, or the child has close contact (as defined above) with an infected person, the child will need to be isolated from that person and stay at home for 14 days. If symptoms develop in the child, the children’s minister must be notified so that his or her classmates may be alerted to watch for any symptoms.
  • It is important that we maintain the privacy of our children and their families. The identity of the patient or other identifying information will not be revealed, alluded to, or confirmed by leaders and / or staff.