Health & Safety Guidelines

Health Protocols for In-Person Gatherings

We’re so glad you have registered to join us for one of our in-person gatherings.  If you are not feeling well, please worship with us online instead!
Before attending in-person gatherings:
  • Self-screen to confirm no signs of illness, paying particular attention to symptoms associated with COVID-19.  For the latest CDC guidelines, please see their website.
  • Do not attend in-person if you or a child in your family are experiencing any of the following symptoms: persistent cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, shaking, body aches, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.
  • If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19, do not attend in-person until at least 10 days have passed since the start of symptoms, you have been fever free (unmedicated) for 24 hours, and other symptoms are improving.
  • If you have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, please self-quarantine and do not attend in-person for at least 14 days from the date of exposure.
While attending in-person:
  • Maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet from all non-family members.
  • Wear a mask as you enter and exit, and for the duration of the service (adults and kids 2 years and older).
After attending in-person:
  • If you or a child in your family tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending an in-person gathering, please notify the church office by calling (972) 562-8556 or by email.

About the Safety Guidelines

In shaping protocols for gathering during a pandemic, we are mindful of how United Methodists approach matters of faith. We live our faith grounded in the witness of Scripture, interpreted in light of church tradition, illumined by our personal and shared experience, and informed by reason. Connected as the body of Christ, we prayerfully seek the leading of the Spirit and focus on these guiding principles for faithful discernment and practice consistent with our mission and values:
  1. Love God and love neighbor
  2. Do no harm, do good, stay in love with God (The General Rules of the Methodist Church, John Wesley, paraphrased)
  3. Welcome all with intentional inclusive hospitality
 
As a basis for our protocols, the church Leadership Team approved the plan “Re-gathering: A Phased Approach to Reopening” on June 9, 2020. We will continue to develop the protocols as circumstances evolve and change and considering directives of health authorities.
By registering for this event, I agree to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines as outlined by First United Methodist Church McKinney, Collin County, and the State of Texas. I will not hold First United Methodist Church McKinney liable for coronavirus exposure or contraction. I understand that properly worn face masks covering the mouth and nose and 6 feet of physical distancing are required.