As we prepare to relaunch in-person worship services, we are taking a number of precautions to ensure your safety and to meet the state requirements for church gatherings.
We are starting with one Sunday service on June 28th at 9am with limited seating. The Park, Kids Town, The LOFT, Family Room and Cafe will not be open on Sundays for now. Please continue to take advantage of weekly online programming and resources for children and teens.
We are doing everything we can to provide a safe environment but we cannot eliminate risk. Therefore, we echo the CDC recommendations that at-risk and vulnerable individuals stay at home and continue to engage in our online services. Also, please stay at home if you are ill, or if you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
We will be seating families/households together with a safe 6-foot distance between neighboring families allowing for up to 250 attendees (25% of capacity) in the service. Because of the limited seating, we are asking that you register for the service to help fully utilize available seating. Registration will be open the week before and you will be notified by email with a registration link. For those attendees who do not register, we will have limited overflow seating available in The LOFT for viewing the service on video.
We will be using the main entrance (front) only. For this reason we suggest parking in the front and side parking lots for easiest access. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the service time when the doors will open and seating will begin. As you come into church through the front doors, we will be asking you to verify your registration and to keep social distance from others just as you would in other buildings open to the community. In accordance with state guidelines and out of consideration for others, we request that you remain contact-free, refraining from handshakes and hugs.
Per the Massachusetts guidelines, we are requiring all staff, volunteers, and attendees to wear face masks when entering and leaving the building and at other times when maintaining social distance is not possible. Once seated at social distance, masks may be removed.
We will be seating you as you arrive, through the lobby, straight into the auditorium and seating front to back in order of arrival (there will be no open seating). We will be keeping 6 feet of social distancing by using every other row and having 3 empty seats between families or individuals. Families should enter the building together to be seated together.
We will be using digital bulletins to avoid the handling of paper. Please visit our mobile app or refer to the weekly email for announcement information.
We will not be passing the offering baskets. We continue to encourage you to give online, through the mail, or by bringing your offering to Sunday service and using the offering boxes as you leave. If you have not set up online giving and would like to, please visit capecodchurch.com/give.
We will be opening our bathrooms for your convenience; however, we are encouraging minimal use as it is difficult to maintain social distance and avoid touching surfaces. We will be cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms before and after services.
After the service, we will ask everyone to leave the facility without congregating in the lobbies and hallways (in accordance with state guidelines). Feel free to catch up on the outside patio, but we ask you to keep the exit path clear for others who are leaving the service.
Cleaning, Disinfecting and Air Circulation
For everyone’s well-being, we are following the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting including use of our specialized hospital-grade disinfectant sprayer, and CDC cleaning checklists for every area used in the facility. Hand sanitizer will be available at stations near the auditorium entrances. During Sunday services, we will be use our HVAC systems and lobby fans to increase air circulation throughout the occupied spaces.