These are the current guidelines we will be following for the summer of 2021. We may relax this policy if the pandemic is less of a threat. However, churches can request that we implement these policies for their group.
We have received questions from Student Ministers and parents about if and how COVID-19 will affect World Changers. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that socializing and interacting with peers can be a healthy way for students to cope with stress and connect with others, particularly after spending quite a bit of time at home. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume projects while following CDC considerations to protect students, adults and our communities.
The health and safety of our participants and staff remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we will take, if the virus is still prevalent, to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible.
Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises by: all facilities will be cleaned and disinfected before the groups arrive and each day while the groups are out of the facility. Bathrooms will be cleaned every day. Meals will be prepared in take away containers, if requested.
During meals and worship, church groups can be seated with their home church if they desire.
During the day, participants will be outside and in the same small group every day. Churches can request to be kept together instead of being integrated with other churches.
We will stage hand sanitizer at every location where students will congregate. Each participant will be given a face covering (bandana). Students will sleep 6 feet apart and in a head to toe arrangement where possible.
We will provide an isolation area if staff or participants present Covid symptoms. Parents will be notified immediately and can make arrangements to pick up their child.
We ask that you help us protect the health of students this summer. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days—should not come to the project. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.