Pandemic Gathering Guidelines
Our Covid-19 Task Force has developed a proposal form for groups to use when planning outdoor activities on or off church grounds. You can complete the form here.
We welcome questions, concerns, and suggestions at our group email, email@example.com. Please do not use this email address to report immediate needs or make requests for pastoral care. For pastoral care requests, call (517) 351-4081, ext. 102; the line is checked daily. If you have administrative/financial questions, contact church administrator Kathy McWilliams at (517) 351-4081, ext. 107.
UU Lansing Rules for Community Gardening and Grounds Work
The church building is still closed to congregants and community members.
No restrooms or other amenities are available for congregants or public use.
· Follow instructions on all signs posted on the premises.
· Stay home if you feel ill, have been exposed to Covid-19, or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea).
· Practice social distancing, maintaining a 6-foot distance from others at all times.
· Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth.
· Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue (preferable) or by coughing/sneezing into the crook of your arm.
· Wash hands with soap and water (preferable) or use hand sanitizer before and after touching any tools or surfaces that others have touched (or are likely to).
· Wash/wipe down handles of “community use” tools with soap and water, sanitizing wipe, or hand sanitizer before and after use.
· Bring a face mask that covers your nose and mouth, and keep it on your person so you can wear it should the need arise. Outdoor activities are relatively low risk, but it can be difficult to maintain 6 feet of space between you and other people at all times.
· Bring your own tools to limit spread of the virus on handles.
· Bring a mobile phone with you and keep it on your person, in case of emergency, especially if you are alone or not in close proximity with others on the grounds.
· Bring water to drink; the water available on the grounds for the community garden is not safe for drinking but can be used to wash hands and rinse off tools.
· If you are planning to go alone, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
For questions about these rules, or if you need to contact someone about the Community Garden or Grounds work, please call:
Church Administrator Kathy McWilliams (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), 517-351-4081, ext. 107
Reverend Neal Anderson (Evenings/Weekends/Emergencies) at 517-351-4081, ext. 103
Please DO NOT call police to report people on the grounds unless they are an immediate danger to themselves or others. Thank you!