Summit COVID-19 Response

Current Phase: Level Yellow, effective as of 02/12/2021
Approved Service Types: Online, Small Groups, Outdoor and Indoor Worship with capacity limits, Children and Youth, Weddings and Funerals.
The following was approved by the COVID-19 Safety Team as of April 17, 2021.

Indoor Worship Guidelines (includes Youth and Rooted Ministry):

  • The 5:30 pm Saturday service and 9:00 am Sunday service are approved for indoor worship starting January 23rd and 24th.     Services will continue to be live-streamed on all digital platforms. Up to 90 people per service plus up to 15 volunteers and staff permitted in the Sanctuary.
  • People at increased risk of severe illness including older adults, people of any age with the following health conditions: cancer, chronic lung and kidney disease, immunocompromised state, heart conditions, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as anyone who is a caretaker of someone who has a health condition are strongly advised to participate online.
  • Face coverings are required to enter the building and must be worn for the entire service.
  • Safe distancing practiced in all seating.
  • Volunteers and staff are required to undergo symptom screening before service.
  • Pre-registration is no longer required.
  • Singing and responsive reading is not recommended except by the Worship team.
  • Restrooms frequently sanitized and capacity limited.
  • Create a touchless experience – online giving, digital announcements, no passing of attendance notepads.
  • Communion may be served as prepackaged juice and wafer sets by a gloved volunteer.
  • Café closed

Children’s programming for nursery-age children through 5th grade will be provided at all our services. All children 3 and up are required to wear a mask to attend. We will continue to have pew packets available for children who remain in service. Check with Celia Rothhaas for details at celia@summitdurango.org

Small Group Guidelines:

  • Small groups of up to 25 people may begin to meet indoors ONLY during office hours (T-TH, 9:00 – 3:00) beginning the week of Monday, February 1st. See the room capacity limits below to determine where groups can meet safely distanced in the building.
  • Groups may meet in the evening or on the weekend if there is a staff member present who will take responsibility for cleaning the area afterward and lock the building.
  • Administrative staff maintains discretion on which groups meet, when, and what space will be used.
  • Groups are limited to select rooms.
  • All groups participant must check-in the front office and follow screening protocol.
  • All group members who are meeting in the building must practice safe physical distancing and have a face covering on at all times, even while in a meeting unless all group members have received their vaccinations per health orders.
  • Only one group is allowed at a time in the building.
  • Groups are required to clean and sanitize after each meeting. For accountability, there will be a sign-off sheet.
  • Groups who fail to follow these guidelines will not be able to meet at the church.
  • No food is permitted.
  • Rooms must be reserved in advance.

Wedding and Funeral Guidelines:

  • Services must follow indoor worship guidelines
  • Receptions are not allowed for the foreseeable future.
  • Food is not permitted.
Room Capacity Limits:

Family Room/Wesley Parlor/135:  All limit of 10 people, no tables. Having people sit around tables limits the capacity as it is difficult to get 6’ of distance while seated at the tables. 2 people per table.

Room 204:  8 people capacity, no tables. Room is smaller than the others. 6 people with tables.

Sanctuary:  75 people seated.

Fellowship Hall:  35 people seated.