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Stop COVID-19 Flyers - Places of Worship

Places of Worship are encouraged to hold services virtually or outdoors and to ensure that attendees who are not from the same immediate household are spaced at least 6 feet apart. When conducting services, places of worship must abide by the Places of Worship Safety Standards and Checklist.

Establish protocols for confirmed cases of COVID-19

  • Do not attend services in person if you are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with a positive case of COVID-19
  • Notify local Health Department of any positive cases and for contact tracing

Increase hygiene and sanitation

  • Clean and disinfect place of worship between services
  • Ensure attendees and staff wash their hands or use alcohol based hand sanitizers

Promote social distancing and use of masks

  • Clear signage to communicate social distancing guidelines
  • Always enforce the use of masks or face coverings
  • Promote ventilation for enclosed spaces and where possible open windows

Modify services to limit person-to-person contact

  • Encourage congregants to bring their own worship materials
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing


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