Crossroads’ Communicable Disease Safety Plan
ALL restrictions on Faith Communities were lifted on July 1, 2021 as Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan began.
As we enter this new phase — which is a rather significant change — we would like to echo the encouragement of Dr. Bonnie Henry and provincial leaders to respect and care for others who may be in a different emotional or health space than oneself. Compassion for one another will help ease any discomfort we may be feeling, as will the encouragement to state our individual preferences and boundaries clearly.
Thank you for your flexibility, understanding, and faithfulness as we navigate these changes.
What changed at Crossroads on July 1?
- Our COVID Safety Plan was suspended.
- We adopted a new Communicable Disease Plan.
- Capacity limits and restrictions on religious gatherings and worship services were removed.
Our Communicable Disease Plan requires:
- Masks to be worn indoors.
- Hand hygiene to stop the spread of communicable disease.
- Cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces.
- Building ventilation.
- Stay home policy for anyone with symptoms of a communicable disease.
- Encouragement for everyone to get vaccinated.
There is no longer a Public Health requirement to:
- Register for in-person events.
- Sign-in for contact-tracing.
- Keep specified physical distancing, either indoors or outdoors.
When will in-person worship return?
- We will welcome folks back into the sanctuary starting Sunday, July 18, 2021.
- We have a temporary work-around sound system while ours is being upgraded.
- Online worship will continue and is recommended for those with hearing difficulties.
Communicable Disease Plan
Our Communicable Disease Plan will be reviewed regularly by our Policy board. We remain ready to pivot should future Public Health orders necessitate. To view the complete document, updated July 6, 2021, please click on the link below: