Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Charlotte Heights considers the health and safety of our members to be of the utmost importance.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a pandemic.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people in the United States have little immediate risk of exposure to this virus.  However, it is likely that person-to-person spread will continue and that, at some point, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States may occur.

There are many things that organizations and individuals can do to prevent the spread of this or any virus.

Charlotte Heights has implemented the following steps.

  • The building was thoroughly sanitized during the Congregational Building Workday.
  • Extra sanitation processes are being performed on a weekly basis, including disinfecting door handles, water fountains, faucets, tables, pews, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer and tissues are readily available for use throughout the building.
  • We are sanitizing the bus/van before each use.
  • We have provided gloves and hand sanitizer for those who count the contribution.
  • We are providing the Communion in individually packaged containers for those who would like to use them.
    The regular Communion trays will continue to be passed so that each person may decide how they want to partake.
  • We continue to provide online access to our services for those who need to stay at home.
  • We have implemented online contributions, or you may mail your contribution to the church office.  You may
    pick-up our Online Giving Instructions on the table in the Welcome Center or from the church office.

We suggest that individuals take the following steps.

  • If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.  Stay home if you are sick.
  • Decrease personal contact (Hugging, Shaking Hands).
  • Especially avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze and use a tissue, if possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Consider bringing your own hand sanitizer for use at your seat after the Communion and Collection trays are passed.

We realize that some of these are commonsense suggestions, but it is good to keep them in the forefront of your mind.

We will continue to assess the situation and make adjustments to our plans and schedules as needed to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

If you would like to help with any of the sanitation processes that we have implemented, please contact the church office.