BCLR and covid-19

Facemasks update (as of april, 2021)

The use of facemasks is optional for all BCLR activities and services. For those who are concerned for their safety during our worship services, we will be reserving the balcony area as a “Mask Required” section for the near future.

Of course, you are welcome to wear a mask in any area of our worship center or at any church activity.

With this change in our guidelines, we would ask for all members to continue to practice love and consideration for one another, and to withhold judgment toward those whose practice differs from their own. 

Congregating and Building Use Guidelines (Updated sep 9, 2020)

Building Access
● All main entrances are available. However, access to the western hallway running through the BCLR Kids nursery area is only available through the foyer when the nursery is in use. Anyone entering the western door when the nursery is in use will be directed upstairs or to another entrance.
● The front (southern) entrance will be propped open for touchless entry and exit on Sunday mornings.

Face Coverings
● Children 2 and under are strongly discouraged from wearing face coverings.
● Children 3-10 years old may wear face coverings at the discretion of their guardians.
● Everyone older than 10 years old is strongly encouraged to wear face coverings while indoors. Face coverings will be made available to anyone who does not have one.

Physical Distancing
● Physical distancing of 6 feet from others with whom there is not regular exposure outside of BCLR is strongly encouraged.
● Worship Center seating is available in marked pews in order to facilitate physical distancing.
● Sunday morning corporate worship services are live-streamed in the Activity Center for those unable to sit in the Worship Center.
● Physical distancing in ministries to minors is encouraged but not always feasible or practical.
● Ongoing conversation and social interaction is encouraged to take place outside of the building when practical.

● The Worship Center, Activity Center, foyer and restrooms are sanitized weekly.
● Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer are available throughout the building for sanitizing hands and high-touch surfaces
● Water fountains will be restricted to bottle filling only. Cups are also available.

● KidCheck label printers are available in the foyer and at the foyer entrance to the BCLR Kids nursery area.
● A check-in kiosk is available in the foyer for those who do not have or are unable to use the KidCheck app.
● Only one guardian may enter the BCLR Kids nursery area for drop-off and pickup.
● All AWANA clubbers must be picked up from their classrooms.
● Class sizes are maintained at 10 or fewer children per class.

Standard Health Screening - Anyone checking in children to BCLR Kids or entering
the BCLR Kids nursery area must have their temperature taken and answer the
following screening questions with “no”:
● In the last 14 days, are you aware of being in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus?
● Have you tested positive for the Coronavirus in the last 14 days?
● Have you had a fever, cough, pneumonia or flu-like symptoms in the last 2 weeks?

A Note About These Procedures - The procedures above do not cover every possible scenario; there may be exceptions to most or all of them. Face coverings and physical distancing have proven to be especially divisive issues. Thus it is imperative at all times that we exercise love, brotherly affection and common sense toward one another even as we seek to be prudent regarding the coronavirus and appropriately
respectful of guidances released by governing authorities.

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.  - John 13:35
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor . - Romans 12:10
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. - Romans 13:1

Screening Questions and communication flowchart

If any of your participants answer “Yes” to any of these questions, they should not be allowed into the building:

· In the last 14 days, are you aware of being in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus?

· Have you tested positive for the Coronavirus in the last 14 days?

· Have you had a fever, cough, pneumonia or flu like symptoms in the last 2 weeks?

Have more questions?

We'd be happy to help. Contact the church office with any questions or concerns by using the form below.