Hillcrest Church COVID-19 Protocol
In order to continue gathering safely, Hillcrest Church is implementing a strategic COVID-19 plan based upon four (4) color coded phases: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, and GREEN. These codes will be updated weekly on Friday, based on the information received and processed by team members that week. This information will be communicated here and the app. A notification will be sent via the app and our text service when the code changes.
Restricted: The red phase is the most restrictive phase and is reserved for a rare local outbreak within the church. The red phase requires that Hillcrest’s ministries transition to a digital-only format for a period of time.
Elevated: The orange phase is an elevated status that permits in-person gatherings, but only with extraordinary measures in place to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Examples of these measures include, among other things: requiring that all staff, volunteers and attendees undergo pre-screening prior to entry; instituting social distancing protocols; and mandating that staff and volunteers wear face coverings, while strongly encouraging attendees to do the same.
Guarded: Although less restrictive than the orange phase, the yellow phase requires that heightened safety measures be employed to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Examples include: continued pre-screening of staff and volunteers prior to entry, as well as, all children entering the children’s department; encouraging (but not mandating) social distancing and the wearing of face coverings; and the continued sanitization and cleaning of all ministry facilities via medical-grade processes.
Preventative: The green phase is the least restrictive phase, allowing Hillcrest’s ministries to operate in as similar a way as possible to the way that it operated prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a renewed focus of preventative measures. These include: continuing comprehensive cleaning and sanitization protocols; encouraging continued safety precautions and best practices amongst staff, volunteers, and attendees; and ongoing analysis of health agency alerts to monitor for localized case spikes.