How do we reopen Thomas Road?

 

We’re excited for the opportunity to gather again in person! To adhere to the Governor’s guidelines for reopening houses of worship, Thomas Road is implementing the following practices for our campus:

Worship Service Opportunities
Guidelines

Current guidelines require that religious services be limited to no more than 50% of the lowest occupancy of the room. To accommodate these guidelines, we are now offering three services on Sunday morning – 8:30 am, 9:45 am, and 11:00 am.  

*Children’s programs are available during the 9:45 am service for newborns through the fifth grade. Lessons, stories, activities, and crafts will continue to be available online for Preschool – High School under Next Gen Resources.

Be sure to ask the following questions on behalf of your entire group before attending a Worship Service:

  • Am I showing any flu-like symptoms?
  • Have I had a fever or 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days?
  • Have I had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Is there any medical reason why I shouldn’t be around others?

 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to attend TRBC online this weekend.

 

Health & Safety
Entrances

Beginning, August 23, all entrances will be open to the church. 

Interior doors to the Worship Center will remain open to limit contact of door handles.

Sanitation

Hand sanitizing stations will be available in the lobby. Our team will clean and disinfect frequently contacted surfaces in the Worship Center following each service.

Face Masks
As of May 29, 2020, the Governor of Virginia has required that everyone aged 10 or older wear face coverings in public buildings. As a result, we are asking each attendee 10 years of age and older to comply and wear face coverings as you attend a church service. We will have face masks available in the lobby for those who do not have their own. If this causes health concerns for you, the Governor has stated that you are NOT REQUIRED to wear a mask. Thank you for your continued faithfulness as a member of the Thomas Road family.
 
Restrooms

Restrooms in the lobby will be available for use and staff will be on hand to clean throughout the morning.

 

Social Distancing
Seating

In order to maintain the 6ft. social distancing requirement, alternating rows will be marked off for each service. Family members are allowed to sit together but we ask that you sit three or four seats away from the next family group.

Exiting

When the service is over, please exit the Worship Service through side doors leading to Bruner Hall or the ELC parking lot.

 
Children’s programming is now available during our 9:45 am service!

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