The LWICC Reentry Task Force
The Reentry Task Force is a committee made up of church members who volunteered to develop a safe and organized plan to open the church for services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Task Force meets once a month by zoom to discuss the present status of COVID-19 in our community and how it might affect LW. The participants on the Task Force are Brenda Coleman, Folake Dosunmu, Jose Flores, Krystal-Joy Dunn, Dr. Josephine Boyington, Bob Nelson, Judi and Phil Simpson, Dr. Lydia Soto Torres, de Raye Sisco, Virginia and Dr. Cyl Soden.
Criteria Used to Determine Reentry
- Monitor the guidance and directives provided by CDC and Montgomery County
- Monitor the daily case rate both locally and nationally. The current standard is to look at a 7 days average per 100,000 people for 14 days
- Monitor the test positivity rate during the last 14 days.
- Compare the change in the rate of new cases per 100, 000 people during the last 14 days to the previous 14 days.
- Review closely the effect of COVID-19 in the areas/zip codes where the majority of our members reside
- Make recommendation to reopen based on the observation of a steady downward trend in numbers for 14 days and in accordance with state and local government directives.
The basic plan for Sunday service is as follows:
- Cars entering the parking lot will park in front of the church (on the atrium side).
- All church doors except the center atrium door will only be used for emergency exit.
- Travel in the church is limited to the atrium area, designated restrooms and sanctuary.
- The congregants will enter the atrium wearing masks (those 2 years and above should wear a mask unless otherwise contraindicated) and maintain the social distance of 6 feet or more.
- There will be hand sanitizer and COVID-19 signage located in the atrium.
- A pastor will give instructions on how the service is to be conducted.
- Masks are to remain in place during the service properly fitted, covering the mouth and nose securely.
- The speaker will maintain proper distance (6 ft. or more) from congregants.
- If possible, use the restroom before coming to church. Parents are requested to accompany their young children to the restroom.
Volunteers and congregants attending should answer the following questions:
- Within the last ten days have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming you have the virus?
- Do you live in the same house with or have you had close contact with someone who in the last 14 days has been in isolation for COVID-19 or had a test confirming they have the virus?
- Have you had any one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 24 hours which are new or not explained by another reason?
- Fever (100.4 F), chills, repeated shaking/shivering
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
- Feeling unusually weak or fatigued
- Loss of test or smell
- Muscle pain
- Runny or congested nose
If any of the above questions are "yes" please watch the service by live stream.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.