Dear Athens Christian Church Family:
We were informed Monday, July 20, that one of our congregants tested positive for Covid 19. This person is asymptomatic (no symptoms) but was tested in preparation for a medical procedure which is now postponed, and this individual is quarantined and in our prayers for a full and speedy recovery. This person attended ACC on July 12 and 19 at 8:00 a.m., practicing social distancing and wearing a face covering for the entirety of the visit.
We feel this type of occurrence will happen again between now and even after a vaccine is developed. Our protocol will be once we discover a congregant has tested positive, we will inform the congregation of the dates the individual attended. We will keep the names confidential.
At this point, we do not plan to make any adjustments to our services. We will continue to provide five, 30-minutes services for those who wish to attend in person. We will maintain our two overflow rooms in the event our Worship Center is too full to social distance. We will continue to provide live-stream services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and a recording of these services for those who are not yet comfortable returning.
We maintain our stance that we must all take personal responsibility for our actions and social distance and wear masks. Our custodians will continue realtime cleaning on Sunday mornings, and there will be no handshakes. We are thankful and available to each of you as you need us! Thank you, Ken Gennicks, Pastor