BCLR and covid-19

Screening Questions and  communication flowchart


If any of your participants answer “Yes” to any of these questions, they should not be allowed into the building:

· In the last 14 days, are you aware of being in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus?

· Have you tested positive for the Coronavirus in the last 14 days?

· Have you had a fever, cough, pneumonia or flu like symptoms in the last 2 weeks?

Congregating and Building Use Guidelines (Updated sep 9, 2020)

Building Access
● All main entrances are available. However, access to the western hallway running through the BCLR Kids nursery area is only available through the foyer when the nursery is in use. Anyone entering the western door when the nursery is in use will be directed upstairs or to another entrance.
● The front (southern) entrance will be propped open for touchless entry and exit on Sunday mornings.

Face Coverings
● Children 2 and under are strongly discouraged from wearing face coverings.
● Children 3-10 years old may wear face coverings at the discretion of their guardians.
● Everyone older than 10 years old is strongly encouraged to wear face coverings while indoors. Face coverings will be made available to anyone who does not have one.

Physical Distancing
● Physical distancing of 6 feet from others with whom there is not regular exposure outside of BCLR is strongly encouraged.
● Worship Center seating is available in marked pews in order to facilitate physical distancing.
● Sunday morning corporate worship services are live-streamed in the Activity Center for those unable to sit in the Worship Center.
● Physical distancing in ministries to minors is encouraged but not always feasible or practical.
● Ongoing conversation and social interaction is encouraged to take place outside of the building when practical.

Cleaning/Sanitizing
● The Worship Center, Activity Center, foyer and restrooms are sanitized weekly.
● Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer are available throughout the building for sanitizing hands and high-touch surfaces
● Water fountains will be restricted to bottle filling only. Cups are also available.

BCLR Kids and AWANA
● KidCheck label printers are available in the foyer and at the foyer entrance to the BCLR Kids nursery area.
● A check-in kiosk is available in the foyer for those who do not have or are unable to use the KidCheck app.
● Only one guardian may enter the BCLR Kids nursery area for drop-off and pickup.
● All AWANA clubbers must be picked up from their classrooms.
● Class sizes are maintained at 10 or fewer children per class.

Standard Health Screening - Anyone checking in children to BCLR Kids or entering
the BCLR Kids nursery area must have their temperature taken and answer the
following screening questions with “no”:
● In the last 14 days, are you aware of being in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus?
● Have you tested positive for the Coronavirus in the last 14 days?
● Have you had a fever, cough, pneumonia or flu-like symptoms in the last 2 weeks?

A Note About These Procedures - The procedures above do not cover every possible scenario; there may be exceptions to most or all of them. Face coverings and physical distancing have proven to be especially divisive issues. Thus it is imperative at all times that we exercise love, brotherly affection and common sense toward one another even as we seek to be prudent regarding the coronavirus and appropriately
respectful of guidances released by governing authorities.

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.  - John 13:35
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor . - Romans 12:10
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. - Romans 13:1

Glossary of Terms

Point of Contact (P.O.C.) – Tracy Ward has volunteered to be responsible for contacting the Arkansas Department of Health hotline when a Confirmed Positive is identified within the agency. She will work with the positive case to identify Probable Close Contacts within the agency. She will share information with, and be the liaison between, the agency and ADH. She will be accessible after hours and weekends.

Probable Close Contact - Identified individuals that have likely been within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24-hour period to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. This person will be expected to self-quarantine immediately for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive case and await their Close Contact status to be confirmed by the Arkansas Department of Health Contact Tracer. It is recommended that all probable close contacts get tested for COVID-19, but individuals must complete the 14 days of quarantine even when the results are negative.

Close Contact - An individual confirmed by ADH Contact Tracing who was within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24-hour period to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 during the infectious period. The Close Contact will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the infected person. It is recommended that all close contacts get tested for COVID-19, but individuals must complete the 14 days of quarantine even when the results are negative. They will be in contact with ADH for the duration of the quarantine period.

Secondary Contact - An individual who has had contact with someone identified as a Close Contact to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals do not require quarantine.

Quarantine - Required for someone identified as a Close Contact to a positive case of COVID-19. This person must remain at home and avoid all public activities for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive case. The incubation period in which symptoms of COVID-19 could develop is considered 14 days.

Case Investigator - A nurse from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be assigned to the case of the confirmed positive. This nurse will maintain communication with the positive case throughout the quarantine period, and issue an official ADH letter of release when the individual is ready to return to work.

Contact Tracing - ADH contact tracers reach out to COVID-19 patients shortly after a positive test result is confirmed in order to identify the close contacts. The P.O.C. will work with other employees to identify Probable Close Contacts within the agency and share names and contact information with the ADH Contact Tracer upon request.

Incubation Period - The period between exposure to an infection and the appearance of the first symptoms.

Infectious Period - A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is considered infectious 48 hours before symptoms began or before the positive test was collected if the person never developed symptoms.

Symptomatic - Exhibiting or involving symptoms of an illness. Symptoms for COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Asymptomatic - Testing positive, but not producing any symptoms. COVID-19 transmission in the absence of symptoms reinforces the value of measures that prevent the spread by infected persons who may not exhibit symptoms despite being infectious.

Community Spread - People have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. The level of community spread within the State of Arkansas will be determined by the ADH. Factors used in determination may include active cases or growth rate within the community or region.

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