Covid 19 Operating Policies

On May 29th Governor Ned Lamont approved the following rules for gathering in places of worship: Outdoor gatherings may be up to 150 people and indoor gatherings may be up to 25% of a church's capacity or 100 people, whichever number is smaller. At any gathering social distancing protocols must be in place to protect from the spread of Covid 19. 

It is important to note, anyone who is at risk or feels uncomfortable about attending services in-person are encouraged to join us on Facebook Live. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view. Kids of the Kingdom will continue to meet online until further notice.

Below are the protocols that will be in place to attend a worship service inside the sanctuary:

  • Masks must be worn by attendees at all times within the sanctuary and building. 

  • One way traffic is required, entering through the door closest to the office and exiting through the front door of the sanctuary. Doors will remain open during the service to minimize hand contact.

  • It is safest if each attendee brings their own hand sanitizer, however hand sanitizer will be made available at the entrance and exit. 

  • Social distancing is required; all people, except members of the same family, shall remain 6 ft. apart at all times.

  • If a kneeler is used during the service, it should be left down for proper cleaning prior to the next service.

  • If you choose to use it, a bulletin will be provided for the service. All other books, hymnals, etc. have been removed from the pews. 

  • We will continue to say/wave/sign The Peace from our seats and we will continue joining in the Prayer for Spiritual Communion. No consecrated Hosts will be served. 

  • Once the service is completed all attendees must exit the building. No gathering indoors is permitted. 

  • Offerings may be dropped in the basket at the entrance or exit of the church. 

  • All individuals participating in the service itself will do so from a position behind the rood screen. As a precaution, the first several rows of pews will be closed to seating.

Other important information regarding inside services: Pews have been blocked off in order to facilitate social distancing. Those pews that remain open are sanitized on Friday morning of each week along with door knobs and hand rails.

Below are the protocols that will be in place to attend a worship service outside:

  • Masks are required to arrive, find seating, and depart. Once seated masks may be removed. However upon moving about, masks must be used. 

  • It is safest if each attendee brings their own hand sanitizer, however hand sanitizer will be made available. 

  • Seating will be provided to allow for social distancing. All people, except members of the same family, shall remain 6 ft. apart at all times.

  • If you choose to use it, a bulletin will be provided for the service. 

  • We will continue to say/wave/sign The Peace from our seats and we will continue joining in the Prayer for Holy Communion. No communion will be served. 

  • Once the service is completed all attendees must exit the seating area. No gathering is permitted. 

  • A basket will be made available for offerings. 

  • All individuals participating in the service itself will do so in an area that is at a minimum of 10' away from attendees. 

Trinity Episcopal Church

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