Covid-19 Updates

JUNE 25, 2020

CEDAR HILL CAMPUS


We are aware of 3 members of the Trinity family who tested positive for the virus. Notifications were made to those in close proximity to these “positive” cases, and testing so far has returned negative for those who had reason to be concerned. Nevertheless, the uptick in Texas infections is significant and our diligence is demanded. Additionally, the outpouring of God’s Spirit is deeply desired and the “assembling” of believers is bringing much-needed spiritual and psychological benefit to scores who deeply need physical “church.” As you know, Sean Smith is scheduled to minister this weekend and his anointing will accelerate the Kingdom. 

Here’s how we plan to go forward this weekend. First, social distancing and cleansing protocols will be strictly encouraged. In the last couple of weeks, our affection for one another overtook some smart distancing measures and we greeted with hugs and handshakes. During this urgent season, strong social distancing measures will be encouraged. Just wave! Remain at least 6 feet away from other congregants other than members of your household. There’s plenty of room to spread out in both services at Cedar Hill campus! 

Second, worship participants will be invited to wear masks. Masks will be available at entrances to the worship center by our hospitality teams. Please responsibly use the masks inside the facility.

Children’s ministry will continue to serve, but with these enhanced protocols:

1. Please do not send your kids if they are having ANY of these symptoms:

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

2. Temperatures will be checked before entering back to children’s area. If a parent has to walk a little one back their temperature will be taken too. If as a parent you have a fever your child will not be able to attend. 
3. We will have Hand sanitizing stations throughout children’s ministry. Kids will be able to keep those hands clean! 
4. While in service kids will be practicing social distancing and have their own space unless sitting with a sibling.

The guiding principle of our decision-making process involves listening to the Holy Spirit and observing common sense protocols.

As your pastor, I completely trust your ability to make responsible decisions for you and yours regarding public assemblage. Please do not feel pressure from anyone to return to congregational worship before you are ready. Only you can know when it’s best to return. If you might have been exposed to the virus, please stay home. On the other hand, God is undeniably doing much among us during this time, so do your part not to be left behind, and to steward the move of God. Participate fully online, invite others to view online, engage!


WAXAHACHIE CAMPUS



We are aware of one family in our church tested positive for the Coronavirus. While the parents (who had a positive test confirmed Wednesday night) were not in church last Sunday, a family member who did serve in nursery Sunday morning began showing symptoms later this week. 

We have contacted all workers and families who had kids in our nursery and encouraged them to stay home this weekend as an extra measure of precaution. Our nursery/preschool pastor has been tested and results came back negative—she is all clear. Additionally, our facilities have been and will be doubly disinfected before Sunday. 

As Covid 19 cases are rising significantly in Texas, we must recommit ourselves to diligence with special and common sense safety measures. So, as we gather this weekend…

Staff and volunteers will wear masks. 

Social distancing and cleansing protocols will be strictly encouraged. Just wave! Remain at least 6 feet away from other congregants other than members of your household. 

Children’s Ministry will continue to be available, but with extra protocols. We will continue to check temperatures at check-in, and staff and workers will wear masks. As parents, decide whether or not you want to have your child wear a mask. Social distancing will be helped by staff.

We invite all attendees this week to consider wearing masks.