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When we worship and fellowship on our campus during this pandemic, everyone should not expect business as usual.  Because of the grave risk of illness (known and unknown) and even death (for some with underlying medical conditions), it’s imperative that Crossroad Life and it's members be transparent with what we do and where we go on a daily basis.  Therefore, we must establish safety guidelines and enforce safety measures to ensure all at Crossroad Life, guests and visitors are kept safe.  As circumstances change during this pandemic, we will update our COVID plan to reflect current guidelines. We will implement applicable guidelines and recommendations from the Center of Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and our state and local government. 

Entry Control Points

  • Only  main entrance door to the sanctuary will be accessible so that we can monitor all attendees
  • Main entrance door is the primary entry control point
  • Side entrances and main entrances are available for exit. Please follow the directions of the ushers
  • Doors will be propped open (weather permitting) to avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces
  • Hand sanitizer and face coverings (covering nose and mouth) be available for those who desire then
  • CDC signs/symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) poster will be placed at each entrance in use, to query attendees of potential or confirmed COVID-19 exposure
  • Anyone with potential or confirmed COVID-19 exposure will not be allowed entry and advised to consult their healthcare provider for guidance.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

  • All commonly or high-touch surfaces of Crossroad  utilized for worship and in support of services, will undergo deep cleaning and/or disinfecting prior to re-opening and after each service, potential or confirmed COVID-19 incident, and/or use of those areas of the facility
  • Including: work stations, mirrors, chairs, headrests and armrests, doorknobs, handrails, restrooms etc.—using soapy water as appropriate, followed by appropriate disinfectants
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the sanctuary, contact areas such as meeting rooms and liquid hand soap will be available in the restrooms for frequent hand-washing
  • Everyone is encouraged to perform frequent hand-washing before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating, after coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose, touching or adjusting their face covering

Social Distancing

  • All seating (pews, chairs etc.) and gathering arrangements will be in accordance with physical distancing requirements (for the interim)
  • Members of the same household may be seated together as a single unit
  • As per current guidance, however, if physical distance is not feasible, a physical barrier will be installed instead
  • Markings may be placed on floors or seats indicating required radius to help guide members and visitors
  • When workstations cannot meet physical distance requirements, a physical barrier will be installed between them (when required)
  • Enforcing minimum separations between all persons (of different household) in all interactions at all times (before, during and after service) when required
  • All attendees (members, visitors, guest etc.) should refrain from our traditional meet and greet gestures (handshake, hugs, kisses) avoiding physical contacts during COVID-19 pandemic—maintaining physical distance--encouraging waves, a "heavenly" high-5,  or other greetings

Individual Control Measures & Screening

  • All attendees, staff, members and guests must self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at Crossroad
  • Any individual with temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will not be permitted to attend services or enter the facility
  • Any individual with a household member diagnosed with COVID-19 or with symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever above 100.4 degrees) will not be permitted to attend services or enter the facility
  • Face coverings may be worn by (staffs, members) not working alone unless their exposure dictates a higher level of protection
  • Exceptions:
    • Individual has a medical condition or disability that makes wearing a face covering inappropriate; or when the job has no in-person interaction
    • Individual is deaf or hard of hearing and is commutating with someone who relies on language cues such as facial markers and expression and mouth movements as a part of communication


  • No direct physical contact between servers and members, visitors or guests
  • Elements will be presented via self-serve to the members, visitors or guests upon arrival in the lobby

Wedding/Receptions, Funerals, Concerts, or other Events

  • Wedding ceremonies/receptions and funeral ceremonies are allowed indoors/outdoors
  • Maximum people limited to guidance prescribed by the Governor of Delaware
  • Everyone is required to maintain physical distance as outlined above in Social Distancing
  • Wedding couple is exempted from physical distance so long as they maintain six feet physical distance from all others 
  • All in attendance may wear face covering as outlined in this guidance
  • Wedding couple is exempted from wearing face covering so long as they maintain six feet physical distance from all others (when required)
  • Concerts, funerals, or other gatherings will follow the same guidelines as prescribed above under Social Distancing


  • Post a sign at the entry control point(s) that says face coverings (when required) must be worn before, during and after services, (whether indoors or outdoors)
  • COVID-19 safety information and requirements, such as CDC, DOH, and OSHA posters shall be visibly posted strategically throughout NLBC (restrooms, entry control points, indoor/outdoor etc.)