St. David’s Risk-Based Guidelines

St. David’s follows COVID-19 protocols in our church buildings during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes: wearing masks at all times, temperature checks upon entering, and maintaining at least six feet for physical distancing.

A small task force has been discussing and developing a plan for how to ease restrictions on a variety of activities here at St. David’s Church. The following are St. David’s COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines. They are closely tied to the Austin-Travis County’s Risk-Based Guidelines, and are subject to change.

Austin moved to Stage 3 of 5 on March 13.

Stage 5

  • Check in and screening upon entering building.
  • Wearing masks required in building and at church events.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet.
  • Worship
    • Only online worship offered.
    • Communion Groups suspended.
  • Meetings and Events
    • No meetings or events in St. David’s building.
  • Food Service
    • Curbside service offered.

Stage 4

  • Check in and screening upon entering building.
  • Wearing masks required in building and at church events.
  • Check in and screening upon entering building.
  • Wearing masks required in building and at church events.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet.
  • WorshipOnline online worship offered.
  • Communion Groups may meet depending on host’s and group members’ comfort level.
  • Meeting and EventsNo meetings or events in St. David’s building.
  • Any previously scheduled events must be analyzed to determine if they can continue.
  • Food serviceCurbside service offered.

Stage 3

  • Check in and screening upon entering building.
  • Wearing masks required in building and at church events.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet.
  • No congregational or group singing.
  • Worship
    • Only online worship offered.
    • Communion groups may meet.
    • Evening Prayer leaders may lead virtually from Grace Chapel.
  • Meetings and Events
    • In-person meetings and events: Groups of no more than 10 may gather. 
    • All meetings and events must be scheduled through the established process.
    • Meetings limited to one hour.
    • No food or drink may be brought in, offered, or used to avoid mask removal.
    • All spaces/rooms may only be used once per day to allow for proper cleaning and sanitizing. Available rooms:
      • Vestry Conference Room: max 10 people
      • Crail A: max 10 people
      • Room 210: max 2 people
      • Library: max 2 people
  • Food Service
    • Grab & Go, outdoor dining on patio or labyrinth area may be offered.
    • Curbside service offered.

Stage 2

  • Check in and screening upon entering building.
  • Wearing masks required in building and at church events.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet.
  • No congregational or group singing.
  • Worship
    • Indoor in-person worship may be offered following established protocols. Groups of no more than 25 persons may gather. 
    • Outdoor in-person worship services on surface lot or labyrinth may be offered. 
    • Communion groups may meet.
  • Meetings and Events
    • In-person meetings and events: Groups of no more than 25 may gather.
    • If food is offered, it must be ‘grab and go’ or individually packaged servings. 
  • Food Service
    • Grab & Go, outdoor dining on patio or labyrinth area may be offered.
    • Grab & Go for meetings and plated, seated meals may be offered.

Stage 1

  • No check-in required.
  • Wearing masks recommended in building and at church events.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet.
  • No in-person choral or congregational singing until masks are not required for all.
  • Worship
    • Indoor in-person worship may be offered. Groups of more than 25 persons may gather. 
  • Meetings and Events
    • In-person meetings and events: Groups of more than 25 may gather.
  • Food Service
    • In-person dining: More than 25 may gather.
    • Grab & Go, outdoor dining on patio or labyrinth area may be offered.
    • Grab & Go for meetings and plated, seated meals may be offered.
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