(603) 669-1818   |   Address: 200 S. Jewett St. Manchester, NH 03103

Southside Bible Fellowship Covid-19 Statement

Re-Opening Plan and Safety Protocol

We have put safety protocols in place to ensure that everyone feels safe and comfortable as we gather together. Our protocols meet the CDC and State of New Hampshire guidelines for houses of worship. We ask that you please abide by the following steps we have in place.

We anticipate great excitement at seeing one another, but we must ask that everyone practice social distancing (6 feet distance/separation from others), and no hugging or handshakes for now.

Children must remain with their parents at all times.

Masks (required for everyone) will be provided at the church, or you may bring your own. Your mask should be worn the entire time you are in the building.

Gloves are optional.

Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Please plan on arriving 15-20 minutes early to allow time for distancing and being seated.

Members will be at the stations to answer any questions.

Parking and Entering the Building:

Attendees may park in the school parking lot, or in the SBF parking lot in the back of the lot by the basketball hoops.

Upon exiting your cars, and before entering the building, there will be two stations:

At the first table, please read the sign reminding us of symptoms of and risks for Covid-19. If you, or any member of your household, answers yes to any of the questions please do not attend. Before moving on to the next table, please use the hand sanitizer.

Do you, or any member of your household, have any of the following symptoms of
COVID-19:

  • Fever (feeling feverish or a documented temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
  • Respiratory symptoms, such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Whole body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills, and severe fatigue
  • Changes in your sense of taste or smell?

Have you, or any member of your household:

  • Been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days? (note: healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment may attend)
  • Traveled in the past 14 days either: Internationally (outside the U.S.); By cruise ship; Domestically (within the U.S.) outside of NH, VT, or ME; by public transportation (e.g., bus, train, plane, etc.)?

The second table will be under the carport. It will have masks, gloves and sanitizer.

  • Please maintain a 6 foot distance between anyone in line in front of you. Once your mask is on you will be ready to enter the building.
  • Clipboards will be handed out to the children.
  • If you drove to church with someone else, you must sit together or separately as individuals.
  • The doors will be kept open. Enter the building, head up the stairs, and someone will be there to direct you and your family to a group of chairs for seating. Please remain seated until the service begins and, if possible, remain seated until the end of the service. The service will not be longer than one hour.
  • The offering box will be located in the foyer, your offerings may be placed in it either on the way in, or on the way out.

Bathrooms

Please minimize use of the bathrooms. Only one person at a time may be in the bathrooms, unless they are family members.

Upstairs bathrooms (both men’s & women’s) will be utilized by the ladies. The handicapped bathroom may be additionally utilized by seniors, both men and women.

Downstairs bathrooms may be utilized by the men (both men’s and women’s).

Service:

Announcements and updates will be given before service begins.

We will not have printed bulletins. You will receive one by e-mail, which you may print to bring with you if so desired.

Communion is planned for later in June.

When service is over, you will be asked to exit the building immediately, sanitizer will be available on the way out.

Please talk with and encourage one another in the parking lot, being mindful to love and respect one another through the act of social distancing.
Please pray for us this Sunday, as we worship and praise our great God together