Faith Based Organizations

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Guidance Lower Risk Moderate Risk High Risk Extreme Risk
Indoor Capacity: Maximum 75% occupancy Maximum 50% occupancy or 150 people total, whichever is smaller Maximum 25% occupancy or 150 people total, whichever is smaller Maximum 25% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is smaller
Outdoor Capacity 300 people maximum 250 people maximum 200 people maximum 150 people maximum
Other notes:       Recommendation: Limit services to one hour

 

Operators of faith institutions, funeral homes, mortuaries and cemeteries are
required to:
• Comply with the Statewide Mask, Face Covering, Face Shield Guidance.
• Comply with the Eating and Drinking Establishments Guidance for the designated risk
level of the county in which the faith institution, funeral home, mortuary and cemetery is
located, if applicable.
▪ For extreme risk counties prohibit on-site consumption of food or drinks unless
integral to a religious service.

• Limit maximum capacity based on the designated risk level of the county in which the
faith institution is located.

• Maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet between people, except that members of
the same household can be within six (6) feet of each other.
• Determine seating and or configuration to comply with all physical distancing requirements.
• Assign a physical distancing monitor to ensure compliance with all distancing
requirements, including at entrances, exits, restrooms and any other area where people
may meet or crowd.
• Do not combine households or allow shared seating for individuals not in the same
households.
• Remove or restrict seating or standing areas to facilitate the requirement of at least six
(6) feet of physical distance between households.
• Prohibit people in different households from meeting/crowding in any area of the facility,
both indoor and outdoor, including in parking lots.

• Thoroughly clean all areas of gathering space prior to reopening after any extended closure.
• Thoroughly clean the gathering space between events according to the cleaning and
disinfection requirements.
• Use disinfectants that are included on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
approved list for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus.
• Assign a sanitation attendant or attendants to frequently clean and disinfect work areas,
high-traffic areas, and commonly touched surfaces in areas accessed by workers and
attendees/participants.
• Assign a sanitation attendant or attendants to clean restrooms hourly during the event,
and ensure adequate sanitary supplies (e.g., soap, toilet paper, 60-95% alcohol-content
hand sanitizer) during all events.

 

More guidance for faith institutions, funeral homes, mortuaries and cemeteries is available here.

FAQs for Faith Based Institutions


Guidance for children's classes and summer day camp programs can be found here:
Children's Classes Guidance on Childcare Sector
Summer Day Camp Programs Guidance on Day Camps and Youth Programs