IN-PERSON SERVICE GUIDELINES

For those attending church services at Bluefield First United Methodist Church, there are seven requirements set in place for in-person religious services by the Governor of Virginia. We are in compliance with all 7. Come worship with us at 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.

According to most recent Virginia’s Phase Three Executive Order, people may attend church services of more than 25 people with the following requirements:

✝️Those in attendance must be at least six feet apart when seated and must practice proper physical distancing at all times. However, family members can be seated together.

✝️Churches must mark seating and common areas where attendees can congregate in six-foot increments to follow physical distancing guidelines between those who aren’t family members.

✝️Items that are used to distribute food or beverages must be disposable, used only once and discarded after.

✝️Routine cleaning and disinfection of high-contact surfaces must be done before and after any religious service.

✝️Church workers need to post signage at the entrance that states that those with a fever or any symptoms of COVID-19 can’t participate during in-person religious service.

✝️Churches need to post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing, gatherings, options for high-risk individuals and staying home if sick.

✝️Cloth face coverings must be worn during religious services.

The document states that if churches can’t comply with these requirements, they can’t be held in person.