Approved by St. Marks Administrative Council 9/27/2020
For the safety and wellbeing of all who enter the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church facility, all persons
shall adhere to social distancing guidelines with the following limits on the number of individuals;
a. Sanctuary – No more than 100 people gathering.
b. Fellowship Hall – No more than 20 people gathering.
c. Choir Room (Room No.107/109) – No more than 12 people gathering
d. Picnic Shelter – No limit with social distancing (outside)
e. Any other room that is opened up will have the gathering capacity posted on the door.
These Guidelines replace the previous guidelines and remain in effect until revised by Administrative Council.
Groups and committees are encouraged to continue virtual meetings whenever possible.
If persons believe it necessary to meet inside the St. Mark’s building, the following measures shall
be taken:
1. As before, contact Brenda or the church office to schedule use of a room.
2. All persons shall do the following:
a. Enter through the kitchen door only.
b. Locate the Sign In / Sign Out Sheet found inside the kitchen door. The purpose of this sign-in /
sign-out sheet is for contract tracing in the event it is discovered that someone was diagnosed or later
diagnosed with Covid-19, and was at the church around the time of their illness (a copy of this sheet
is on the last page of these Guidelines).
c. Before signing in, affirm that you do not have any symptoms of Covid-19: a fever, cough, sore
throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.
d. If you can respond “No” to all questions, sign in with your name, the purpose of your visit, the
room you intend to use, and the date and time of your arrival.
e. Use sanitizer when entering the building and on a regular basis. Hand sanitizer will be available at
the kitchen door and at other locations in the building.
f. Maintain social distancing of at least 6-feet between persons.
g. Wear facial masks. Extra facial masks will be available. Exceptions: Staff may work inside their
own office without a mask. When outside their office they must wear a mask. They must meet
with people outside their office.
h. At this time, no food or drink will be served at any gathering; individuals can bring their own.
Only covered drinks will be allowed the sanctuary.
i. Clean and sanitize surfaces after use. This includes, but is not limited to, door handles, tables,
hard surface seating, and all surfaces touched in restrooms. Cleaning / sanitizing solutions and
paper towels will be available in all areas of the building.
j. All Restrooms are open with two person capacity at a time.
k. Exit the building through the kitchen door, making sure to “sign-out” with the time of your
These Guidelines are for anyone entering our building and are to be upheld by each of us
individually and collectively. All of us will need to take responsibility to uphold these Guidelines.
“This is about protecting each other, It’s as old as the scriptures: Love your neighbor.”
We are yours in Christ,
The Administrative Council and Staff of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church


St. Mark’s United Methodist Church



Your health and safety are important to us.

Before entering our church, please ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Have you or a member of your immediate household traveled outside of the United States within the last two weeks?
  2. Are you or a member of your household currently ill with symptoms consistent with coronavirus e.g.; coughing, fever > 100° F [37.8° C], shortness of breath?
  3. Have you received visitors from outside the United States into your home within the last 2 weeks?
  4. Have you or a member of your household been directly exposed to a person confirmed to have COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks?

If all of the above questions are answered “no,” you may enter.

A mask is required and all touched surfaces are to be wiped clean with disinfectant after use.


Please sign in and out below: