Guidelines for minimizing the risk of spreading COVID 19 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church.

The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will follow the science and guidelines as recommended by the Kent County Health Department or the CDC whichever is most stringent.  Note:  This may include social distancing and masking and even remote services if the situation warrants it.

In general, the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will adhere to the following protocol:

  • When COVID-19 Community Risk in Kent County* is MEDIUM or Less and Trending Lower: Masks will be optional in all areas of the church.
  • When COVID 19 Community Risk in Kent County* is MEDIUIM and Trending higher: Masks will be encouraged in all areas of the church, especially as trends approach HIGH risk.
  • When COVID 19 Community Risk in Kent County* is HIGH: Masks will be required in all areas of the church, unless actively eating and drinking in fellowship hall, with 6’ or more between individuals who don’t live together or associate closely outside of church. (Individual discretion advised.) Social distancing recommended, including moving small groups to larger spaces.

It is anticipated that, as of this writing(4/18/2022), the church building will continue to remain open, for use by members of the church for routine and special events as currently scheduled through the office, and by outside groups as approved by the pastor.

If at some point schools and restaurants close due to a pandemic surge, food and drink (with the exception of Holy Communion) will not be served in the church.

NOTE: Please respect the health and safety of others by staying home if you have tested positive or are feeling symptomatic.

*COVID -19 numbers as posted by the CDC Covid-19 Community Risk Level. You can find them at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html