Worship Services: Open on all campuses and online
Connection: Open, schedule, and status set by each group. Click for the latest info.
NextGen (Birth-Grade 12): Open
Updates to Safety Effective March 5
Tarrant County has ended mandated masks for business and has restored the ability for organizations to operate at 100% capacity. With this news, we’re modifying our approach as well. Months ago, we enacted a plan that included many different safety measures meant to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are the primary thoughts behind what we’ve done and what continue to value.
- We care about the health and well-being of our community-at-large
- We value being together, and we want all to be able to attend in-person safely
- We don’t act out of fear, but out of love for each other and the desire to reach as many as possible
We also respect that masks and distancing are communication barriers, as are many of the covid-era safety rules. Masks are often cumbersome to wear and make it more difficult to breathe. We’re looking forward to the day that we can interact without the need for these safety measures.
As we move ahead, we’ll modify our safety measures in a way that keeps us safe, increasingly removes barriers, and accommodates as many needs as possible. Here’s what we’ll modify starting this weekend.
Staff, our welcome volunteers, and those who serve with the Next Generation Ministries will continue to wear masks
When you arrive at church, interact with our staff, or leave your children with any of our Preschool, Kids, or Student Ministries, the volunteers in these areas will be wearing masks. Many of you are choosing to wear masks, and we respect that choice. In turn, we want to continue to honor the safety measures you are using. While we don’t anticipate wearing masks indefinitely, we will continue to do so for this phase.
Masks are voluntary, but encouraged
We are encouraging our members to wear masks and be considerate of others. Our mask-only sections will be available as well in each of our venues.
Distancing policy remains intact in worship venues and Connection
For this phase, we’ll keep our 6-foot distancing policy in place. We’ll continue to evaluate this along with all of our policies as we move ahead.
Adult Connection Groups will set appropriate policies for their group meetings while maintaining social distancing
Each group will put policies in place that are most appropriate for the safety of their group and that best positions them to welcome guests. These will be communicated to their groups and available by contacting the church office.
These changes are effective Friday, March 5, and we'll continuously evaluate
We’ll continuously monitor conditions and modify accordingly. In the coming weeks, we anticipate that the need for COVID-related protections will continue to decrease. Together, we’re looking forward to seeing many more return to gathering in-person as we move ahead!
Remember, stay home and worship with us online if you...
- are sick, have a fever, are not feeling well, or have any of the CDC designated symptoms of COVID-19
- are in the quarantine period for COVID-19 according to CDC guidelines
- are at elevated risk for COVID-19 or a COVID-19 related illness
How we're keeping each other safe
- We'll provide hand sanitizer.
- We'll clean before and after each service and connection group meeting.
- Our leaders/volunteers at all age levels will wear face-coverings unless 6 feet from others.
- Worship, Connection, and ministry activities (except preschool) will be configured for social distancing.
- In worship, we won't pass an offering plate. Offering boxes are available throughout our worship venues.
- For preschool and kids, we will serve only pre-packaged snacks. Adults will serve snacks while wearing gloves.
What you can do
- Follow CDC designated guidelines for quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, including at least 10 days without symptoms from your last exposure (or 7 days with a negative test).
- Stay home and follow CDC designated guidelines for isolation if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Masks are recommended, and may be removed when seated/stationary and at least 6 feet from others.
- Maintain 6 feet of distance from those not in your family.
- Wash your hands often and utilize hand sanitizing stations.
- Follow posted safety signage throughout campus.
- Send only one adult per family into the Preschool and Kids' ministry areas for drop off and pick up.
- Please do not send food/snacks for children, except for bottles/"sippy cups" for infants.
One of the biggest ways we protect against the spread of the virus is to quarantine if we're sick or have been exposed to COVID-19. We're helping each other out by self-reporting when we get positive test results. Our team will NOT share your name, but will contact people that might have been affected. Click below to report your positive test, and help protect others at Cross City and beyond.