COVID-19 Update

Despite the fact that there has often been conflicting documentation regarding COVID-19 information, the leadership of Coastal Christian studies the multiple data points that come in, daily.  That being said, with the recent spike in COVID-19 events, the Coastal leadership and staff are re-evaluating our current environment.

We continually pray for wisdom in regard to governmental guidelines and the safety of our Coastal Christian community.  Thank you for your understanding as we try to create an environment that is safe, to the best of our ability.
- Pastor Matt Stokes

Please read below or click one of the buttons to view our new safety rules and procedures for both regular gatherings and Family Life Ministries.

COVID-19 Update

Despite the fact that there has often been conflicting documentation regarding COVID-19 information, the leadership of Coastal Christian studies the multiple data points that come in, daily.  That being said, with the recent spike in COVID-19 events, the Coastal leadership and staff are re-evaluating our current environment.

We continually pray for wisdom in regard to governmental guidelines and the safety of our Coastal Christian community.  Thank you for your understanding as we try to create an environment that is safe, to the best of our ability.
- Pastor Matt Stokes

Please read below or tap one of the buttons to view our new safety rules and procedures for both regular gatherings and Family Life Ministries.

Gathering Safety Guidelines

Below you will find information on how Coastal will navigate COVID-19 in our regular gatherings.

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration is required.
  • Limitations on capacity are being managed to follow recommended CDC distancing guidelines.
  • Temperature checks will be mandatory for all staff, volunteers and congregants entering any and all Coastal sponsored services and events.

Service Information

Sunday:
  • 8:00 a.m.–Family friendly.
  • 9:30 a.m.–Family friendly. Children & Jr. High bible study @ The Tabernacle
  • 11:00 a.m.-Family friendly.

Thursday:
  • 6:30 p.m. – Family friendly.

What We Ask of You

  • Per CDC Guidelines, all attenders over the age of 2, will be required wear a mask upon entering and exiting the building. Once you are seated, you may remove your mask if you are practicing social distancing. Please bring your own mask; we will only have a limited number available onsite.
  • We are abiding by CDC mask recommendations, and/or physical distancing guidelines, within our building. Please refrain from physical contact with those outside your family unit or household (i.e. hugging, handshaking, etc.).
  • Families and couples may sit together without social distancing between those of the same household.
  • Following CDC recommendations, we ask that you refrain from attending if you are at-risk due to age or a compromised immune system. All services will continue to be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.
  • Additionally, please ensure that NONE of the following applies to you or your family before joining us for an in-person service:
    • Myself or someone in my group has had a fever of 100 degrees or higher within 14 days.
    • Myself or someone in my group has shown flu symptoms in the past 14 days.
    • Myself or someone in my group has had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

We Are Prepared

  • There will be no collection of offerings through the passing of offering bags. Your offerings and donations can be deposited into the offering drop boxes stationed at the entrance and exits of the building, by mail, or through continued online giving.
  • No hospitality or beverages will be available.
  • CDC statements have sometimes varied from those made by state and local governments. Please note, the guidelines presented here are subject to change, due to our interpretation and understanding of the continually changing CDC & state guidelines and recommendations.
  • Sanitization stations with hand sanitation dispensers have been placed throughout the building.
  • In addition to the COVID-19 deep disinfectant cleaning, we will be sanitizing the building between services. This includes, disinfecting of common areas, door handles, surfaces and seats.

Family Life Ministries Safety Procedures

Below you will find information on how Coastal's Family Life Ministry will navigate COVID-19.

Rules

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided prior to entering the building.
    • EVERYONE will sanitize their hands upon entry of the building.
  • All volunteers/staff will wear masks.
  • Masks are required for all adults (and recommended for all children over 4 years old).
    • Masks must also be worn while traveling through the building (enter/exit; restroom)
    • Older children should wear masks, it’s recommended but optional.
    • Masks are optional for children while in the classrooms.
  • Temperatures will be taken at the door.
    • A temperature of 100 or above will result in no admittance to service.
  • We will social distance as much as possible, but cannot be guaranteed.
  • Our normal check-in/check-out process (3 tag system) will be utilized.
    • Parents will receive a wristband and a check-out tag.
    • Common used/shared items will be cleaned/sanitized at the conclusion of every service.

Registration/Check-In Safety Compliance

If you are experiencing ANY of the following, please refrain from attending live services at
this time:
  • A temperature of 100.4 or above.
  • A chronic cough.
  • Experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Come in contact with a person who has COVID-19, OR with a person who has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, in the past two weeks.
  • Have been out of the country in the past 2 weeks.
  • Have a compromised immune system.
  • Can’t keep your mask on for an extended time.

Parent Registration/Check In-Check Out
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Staff will confirm cell# of contact person at check-in (for emergency contact)
  • Staff will receive/retrieve children from area/classrooms and bring to the pick-up location for the parent. Parents will not be permitted to enter classrooms or teaching areas.
  • Parents need to label all outside items: pacifiers, bottles, blankets.
  • A pick-up tag is mandatory. If tag was lost, a new one must be printed.

Cleaning & Sanitizing

  • Clean and sanitize all areas of ministry with an appropriate disinfectant. This includes rugs, solid surfaces, and anything anyone uses/shares.
  • Diaper changing protocol communicated to staff/volunteers.
  • Gloves and masks are to be worn for food/beverage handling.
  • Checklist of cleaned toys, supplies, and other hard surfaces (include date/time).
    • Not each individual item, but a summary (For example: 9/1/20 @ 8:00 cleaned toys).
  • Prepare cleaning supplies for each classroom’s usage.

Parent Alert

  • If a parent is needed during service, the number will be communicated to the sanctuary
    to display on the screens.
  • The FLM team will attempt to text/call the contact parent.
  • If needed, a team runner will drive to Sanctuary to pick-up parent and bring to the Tab.