The Bishop Ministerial Association has received guidance from the Inyo County’s Faith Community Liaison with regards to churches reopening.
In regards to worship her email states “Please note that, per the state’s guidelines...houses of worship may only operate at 25% of their normal capacity...” Also stated in her email “...the Inyo County Health Officer has issued a universal masking order requiring that everyone wear a cloth face covering when they are in a room or enclosed area AND (emphasis mine) are unable to maintain 6 ft. of distance from individuals who are not members of that person’s household.” “...This order applies to churches and congregants whenever they will be coming within 6 ft. of each other."
Our maximum capacity in the sanctuary is 180. 25% of this is 45, which at this time should be adequate for us. With regards to the 6 foot spacing, the below plan has been developed.
If you are not comfortable worshiping in the sanctuary at this time then by all means, please stay home. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. The service will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel within 24 hours.
Here is the link to the 08/02/020 service.
Link for 08/09/2020 service
The state is set to review the guidelines they have given churches in 21 days. As guidelines and circumstances change, we will adjust accordingly.
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