COVID-19 RE-ENTRY PLAN

The re-entry plan will be a process of
4 separate phases conducted in accordance with the ELCA guidelines to ensure everybody feels comfortable participating in the ministry happening at Holy Cross again.

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PHASE 1 (COMPLETE)

In-person worship resumes with limited capacity (2 worship services).
Worship moves back inside on Sunday morning.
Worship is Live Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and website
from inside the Sanctuary.
Masks are mandatory for all in-person participants. 
Cross Kids will resume online (Facebook) utilizing CK2G kits.
Middle School and 9th Grade Confirmation resumes online (Canvas),
with each Grade level meeting in-person once per month.
High School Youth Group resumes in-person meetings.
The north-end and all fellowship areas are closed off  to the general congregation.
Adult Bible studies and small groups resume in-person and online meetings.
Outside groups can utilize conference rooms in the south-end of the
building.
Ministry Teams resume in-person and online meetings.
Staff returns to normal office hours.

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PHASE 2

Middle School and 9th
Grade Confirmation resume weekly in-person meetings. 
(March 10, 2021)
Cross Kids begins offering an in-person Sunday morning meeting. 
(TBD– Based on Survey Results)
In-person VBS.
(June 2021)
Crow Wing Trip.
(June 2021)

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PHASE 3

(Summer 2021 – CDC/SD DoH declares “herd immunity” status reached in South Dakota) Masks begin to disappear, but distancing still encouraged. Fellowship Hall Reopens. Kitchen Reopens.
Holy Cross Café Reopens (morning coffee resumes)

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PHASE 4

Phase 4 (Fall 2021)
New Normal.
Handshakes/hugs/kisses
Pews returned to sanctuary
Sanitizing stations
Livestream 
Greeters Return.
Wednesday Evening Worship Resumes.
Fellowship Hall and Kitchen reopen to outside groups.
Large events resume
Trunk-or-Treat
Youth Craft & Vendor Fair