Faith Bible Church COVID-19                                  SAFE MEETING PLAN                                                                 Phase I


The time has come for us to begin in-person services. May 31 will be the first Sunday service. Services will be on Sundays at 11am and Wednesdays at 7pm. The leadership team (Pastors and Deacons) formulated this Safe Meeting Plan: Phase 1, to best ensure the safety of each family. Please read this carefully and do your best to adhere to the measures listed. Please contact Pastor Mark if you have any concerns or questions (518) 605-3177.


I. Social Distancing Measures

  • Chairs will be set up in the gym for service.
  • Family households may sit together.
  • Social distancing is a 6’ radius of an individual or household when seated.
  • Dismissal will be done in an orderly fashion.


II. Facility Use Measures

  • Only the Fellowship Center doors will be used for entrance except for emergencies.
  • Road side (piano, kitchen side) door to the gym hallway will be used for gym entrance.
  • Parsonage side (organ, office side) door from the gym will be used for gym exit.
  • Parsonage side stairwell will be used for exit, unless you are unable to exit with stairs.
  • Doors will open approximately 20 minutes prior to the service start time.
  • Kitchen and offices are off limits. The doors will be shut.
  • All of the downstairs hallways and rooms are off limits.


III. Sanitization and Health Measures

  • People with these symptoms should stay home: Fever; Cough; Shortness of breath; Chills; Repeated shaking; Muscle  pain; Headache; Sore throat; or New loss of taste or smell or other neurological issues.
  • Temperature will be taken with a touchless thermometer before entering the building. Any person reading a temperature of 99 or greater will not be allowed to enter.
  • Masks will be encouraged where social distancing is not possible.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in designated locations.
  • Signs will be posted for further reminder and instructions for your safety.
  • Shaking hands, hugging, and other physical contact is highly discouraged.
  • The building will be sanitized between services.
  • No food or beverage will be provided by FBC.
  • Hymnals will not be used. Music will be on Power Point slides.


IV. Service Adjustment Measures:

  • No childcare or nursery will be provided.
  • Please keep your children with you at all times. There will be no space provided for the children to run around and play at this time.
  • Changing tables are located in each bathroom of the fellowship center. Please thoroughly clean the changing table after use. Cleaning supplies will be provided.
  • No children’s or teen’s ministry will be provided.
  • No formal greeting time will occur during the service.
  • Attendance will be taken each week for easy contact if an attendee is diagnosed with Covid-19. This will be used for our information only for the purpose of informing all who may have had contact with an infected individual.
  • Online Church services will continue to be provided.