COVID-19 Student Ministry Details
CCV Student Ministry – COVID Policy
As we enter into the Fall Season and continue our transition from virtual to in-person student ministry for our Middle School and High School students, we want to share the following guidelines that have been shaped by best practices and Virginia State guidelines for our weekly cyclical student ministry gatherings in this next season:
- Our student gatherings will follow Virginia guidelines for safety, size, and social distancing.
- Our student gatherings will not be held indoors for now. Our student gatherings will be held outside or in well ventilated outside screened-in porches, carports, or wide-open garages with proper fan ventilation.
- We will ask our students to have a mask available, in case the need arises to enter a home to use bathrooms during a gathering. We will have new/unused masks at each gathering in case they are needed.
- Our student gatherings will request students to bring their own seating (i.e., Collapsible chairs/ towels) to sit on when meeting in backyards or outside field space while together.
- Our student gatherings will have designated markers delineating spots for seating that will be 6ft apart to help kids socially distant while together.
- If student small-groups engage in any socially distanced games, careful attention will be given to ensure that social distance standards are not violated.
- We will keep names and contact emails for students that attend to assist with possible contact tracing in the future.
- We will avoid food in a communal setting and recommend that they be individually wrapped for safe distribution if snacks are provided.
Our Student Leaders will always strive to be vigilant of safety standards and guidelines both for the student’s health and well-being and their own, and as such, we will set up each event and monitor students to adhere to these guidelines.
Our most significant factor in helping keep our students and leaders safe in this season are OUR PARENTS. For any and all student ministry gatherings, we ask that each family please discuss being respectful of other’s tolerances for safety and the importance of adhering to the established guidelines set by the student ministry – not just because it’s the rules, but because this is how we can love one another well.
Parents- if your student is exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, especially fever (but not limited to)- please keep your student home.
CCV Student Ministry Emergency & Medical Response Plan
While we are working hard to avoid any COVID transmission, if we are made aware of any COVID infections happening to students or leaders involved in any of our student ministry or outreach gatherings, we will adhere to the following protocols:
- We will confirm COVID diagnosis with the person in question and then record the date of the first symptoms
- Within an hour of confirming COVID diagnosis, we will contact all students and leaders that we have records of being at the same student ministry gatherings for the five days before the onset of symptoms.**
- Contact will be made through direct emails or group communication to students and families through text and/or established GroupMe text groups.
- In the case of a CCV Staff Member or Volunteer Leader diagnosed, we will also immediately begin our CCV COVID Contact Tracing process to record and contact all people who have had contact with a compromised person.
- We will work with the compromised student(s) and their family(s) to encourage and help if needed during the recovery period and ensure that they do not return to student gatherings until they have been medically cleared.
** Harvard Health.edu recommendations are 48 to 72 hours before the start of symptoms as the prime contagious period. To be above reproach, we have adopted 120 hours (5 Days) prior to the onset of symptoms.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joe or Rod… @christchurchvienna.com