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Please note, all individuals (including fully vaccinated individuals) MUST still complete the health questionnaire EVERYDAY before entering PCM buildings.
Below is a preview of the COVID-19 Health Questionnaire. Please note, all individuals (including vaccinated individuals) MUST still complete the health questionnaire, EVERYDAY before entering a PCM building. Be sure to confirm with your meeting coordinator that you have done so prior to arriving for your meeting.
- Have you been fully vaccinated? (Optional)
- To be considered fully vaccinated, 2 or more weeks must have passed since receiving the Pfizer or Moderna 2nd COVID-19 inoculation shot, or the single J&J COVID-19 inoculation.
- Also note, you do not need to quarantine if living in a test-positive household, having traveled, or having been in close contact with a test positive individual.
- Have you or anyone in your household tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?
- If you tested positive, you must wait 10 days after the point when symptoms first appeared and be at least 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving, or have received a negative result from -2 subsequent tests in a row at least 24 hours apart.
- Fully vaccinated individuals are excepted.
- Do you or anyone in your household have any of the following symptoms: Fever over 100.4 degrees, Cough, Sore throat, Headache, Nasal congestion or runny nose, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue; unexplained muscle or body aches, Loss of taste or smell, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Repeated shaking with chills, or none of the above?
- (a) Have you or anyone in your household returned from international travel within the past 14 days or have you returned from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) within the past 14 days?
- 4(b) If you answered ‘yes’ to question 4(a), did those traveling get a PCR COVID test within 3 to 5 days after travel with a ‘negative’ result and quarantine for 7 days from the day of return?
- If ‘yes’, you may enter the building provided your answers to all other screening questions are ‘no’ or if you are fully vaccinated.
- In the past 14 days, have you or anyone in your household had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or exhibited COVID-19 symptoms as defined above?
- Close contact means being within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes
- Fully vaccinated individuals are excepted.
Please note this form may change. In addition, PCM in-building safety standards with regard to facemasks and social-distancing remain in effect for all individuals including those who have been vaccinated.
In-person Guidelines for Visiting PCM
Please note, all individuals (including fully vaccinated individuals) MUST still complete the health questionnaire EVERYDAY before entering a PCM building.
This version of the Proposed Safety Criteria is a compilation of what the team has recommended, updated to reflect our understanding of current federal and state policies/guidance. While criteria proposed in May for indoor worship has been included and updated as needed, it is assumed use of the COG facilities at this time beyond what is noted above will be restricted to those approved by the Session and coordinated with the Director of Operations.
The Latest from the Re-Entry Taskforce
Who We Are
We are members of Session representing multiple committees, meeting regularly to organize and safely launch in-person worship at PCM.
Task Force Members: Christy Allison – Co-chair, Ken Clark – Co-chair, David Darcy, Wendy Doidge, Lisa Fraebel, Leslie Dobbs-Allsopp, Kevin Hubbard, Jenny Tooley, and Susan Wood.
February 25, 2021
Members of the Staff and the Worship and Music Committee have come to the Re-Entry Task Force (RETF) with a proposed change in approach for our on-line presence as we continue to plan for our return to in-person worship. Originally we had planned to continue our pre-recorded virtual worship services with the goal of eventually transitioning to “live-streaming” on an on-going basis. The thought was that it would be too difficult to go directly to high-quality “live-streaming” that we’d want for those unable to attend in person. However, the pandemic has taught us that we can accomplish more than we might think!
At last week’s RETF meeting, Matt Webb and Sheldon Rajkumar reviewed a proposal that they had requested that would allow for a multi-camera system, covering all areas of the Chancel, Sanctuary and Narthex. Using this set-up, “live streaming” to our website, Facebook and other social media would be available for our worship services, weddings, memorial services, concerts and other events held in our sanctuary. The Task Force agreed that this is the direction that we want to go for our future – why not plan for it now rather than take a temporary approach.
With support from the RETF, Matt and Sheldon made the same presentation at last week’s Session meeting. Session agreed that requests for additional proposals and bids would be sent out over the next month with the goal of having a vote on a recommended proposal at the March Session meeting. A key factor in weighing each proposal will be the timing of a potential installation – our May goal to start in-person worship remains the same.