Seating arrangements should be made such that a 6-foot distance is maintained between each household group
Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate 6-foot distancing at all times between each household group.
Places of worship consider filling each seat or standing space as long as:
- physical distancing is still promoted and maintained wherever feasible at the venue
- face coverings are worn by individuals when physical distancing is not feasible
- attendance is tracked and seating assignments, or designated sitting/standing areas, are utilized to assist with contact tracing efforts
- extra hygiene and sanitization practices in place, for example:
Dedicated individuals for sanitizing high-touch areas
Limit participation in any in-person gatherings, including religious services, of any number of people outside your household group
High-risk individuals include those:
• aged 65 and older;
• who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility;
• with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma;
• who have a serious heart condition;
• who are immunocompromised, including:
º individuals who have recently received cancer treatment, bone marrow transplantation, or organ transplantation;
º individuals living with HIV or AIDS; and
º individuals who have experienced prolonged use of corticosteroids or other immune weakening medications;
• with severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher);
• with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease;
• who smoke; or
• with hypertension.
Wear a face covering when you cannot maintain a distance of six feet from other individuals from a dierent household.
Do not shake hands with, or otherwise touch, an individual who is not a member of your household group.
Avoid high-touch surfaces.
Disinfect high touch surfaces frequently.
Wash your hands frequently.
Wear a face mask and wear gloves or sanitize hands when preparing food to be consumed by individuals from a dierent household.
Avoid group meals that are not part of the religious service
Implement measures to prevent individuals from congregating in lobbies or meeting areas where a 6-foot distance between household groups is dicult to maintain.
Post signage to remind individuals to maintain physical distancing when in common areas.
Set an established window of time or provide separate entrances for high-risk individuals to enter and exit without pressure from crowds.
Provide multiple meeting schedules to accommodate smaller gatherings where physical distancing guidelines can be followed.
Provide streamed services to households that prefer to participate virtually.