southwood covid-19 guidelines

What are you doing to protect my family during this time?  

That is a good question and one that we are all concerned about.  Southwood cares about your physical health just as much as your spiritual health.  Because of this, we have implemented the following Social Distancing guidelines:

  • Everyone is asked to enter/exit the building from our back/West entrance.  Those that are physically-challenged may enter the building at the front office/North entrance doors.  The doors on the South side of our building are always locked for entry to maintain safety in our children's ministry area. 

  • Effective June 7, 2021 - Face masks are recommended by Marion County Ordinance for those who are not fully vaccinated.  Disposable face masks are available at all entrances.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are positioned inside each entrance of the building, in the lobby and at the Welcome Center.  Hand sanitizer is also available to all of our volunteers in the sound booth and children's ministry areas.

  • If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or any other contagious illness, please join us via online service.  It is also recommended by the CDC that people ages 65 and over, or with compromised immune systems, stay home and continue to join us via online services.

  • Children's Ministry Check-In is located in the hallway between the West entrance and the lobby.  Once you check your child(ren) in, the volunteer can point you in the right direction for age appropriate classrooms.  Children and volunteers will be asked to have their temperature scanned with a no-touch infrared thermometer before attending class.

  • Children's Ministry Volunteers are required to wear masks unless they show proof of vaccination.

  • Seating in the sanctuary has been modified.  Rows have been spaced six feet apart to follow CDC recommended guidelines.  We ask that you sit only one family unit per row or leave 3 seats between yourself and those from another household.  

  • We ask that during entry/exit of the building you refrain from hugging or shaking hands and proceed directly to your destination.  

  • At the end of service, we will dismiss one section at a time to eliminate any crowding in the hallway or lobby.

  • There is a cleaning crew that is sanitizing everything between services, including our children's ministry areas (including all toys).

  • If you have any questions about these guidelines, please do not hesitate to reach out to use via the "Contact Us" form below.