Covid safety procedure

Members and Friends
English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church

Dear Saints:

Many of you are aware of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling lifting California’s limitations on worship. It was determined that the complete closing of churches was unconstitutional. They did let stand constraints imposed by the state that include limiting the number of those attending a worship service.

The Northern California Conference (NCC) has notified congregations that they “may open for in-person worship services if they meet all the requirements of the state of California.” These restrictions were outlined this week by NCC in a letter sent to conference pastors.

1. Purple and Red Tiers are limited to 25% of building capacity, Orange and Yellow Tiers are limited to 50% of building capacity.
2. No singing of any type is allowed indoors including worship teams and special music. Instrumental music is allowed.
3. While on the platform mask-wearing and distancing should be practiced.
4. Cleaning of the building should occur between any meetings. That may include between Sabbath school and church worship service.
5. Children’s Sabbath school still has the rule that only children from each household should interact. There should be six feet distance between family units and all children should be masked if over 2 years old.

The English Oaks Church (EOC) Worship Committee has a plan, resources, and personnel to open this Sabbath for in-person worship. Attendance is limited to 25% of sanctuary seating capacity or approximately 125 individuals. All attendees will be subject to COVID restrictions as previously used by EOC. These include social distancing, wearing masks, and taking temperatures.

Join us if you feel well and comfortable meeting in-person, otherwise feel free to join us live online.

Ernie Furness
Manny Gonzales