Phase 1: Reopening

Eastview Community Church~Phase 1 Reopening

Phase 1 of our Eastview reopening began on Sunday August 23, 2020.  Phase 1 consists of a single in-person worship service on Sundays at 10:15am along with a Live Stream for those who cannot or do not wish to meet face to face.

Do I need to register to attend?

In order to limit attendance in accordance with Provincial guidelines, we will have two seating areas: one in the sanctuary and one in the auditorium. Both areas are arranged for physical distancing. The best way to attend the service is to preregister by “purchasing a free ticket” from Eventbrite.ca.    Click here  or follow the link on the Eastview.org website and register to attend. When you preregister you confirm the answers to the CoVid questions, you provide us with your contact information and how many people are in your group. You may also be able to attend without preregistering. This walk-in process, however, takes longer since we need to confirm your answers to the COVID questions (see below) and obtain your contact information. Preregistered guests and walk-in guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis in the sanctuary. Once we fill capacity in the sanctuary, you will be seated in the auditorium where you can participate in a simulcast service.  Once we reach our total limited capacity we will not be able to accommodate you at that service.

COVID Questions

Before you attend at Eastview in-person, please answer the following questions for each person in your group. If you are able to answer NO to all of the following questions, please join us today. If a response is YES for any question, for anyone in your group, please do not proceed.

  1. Within the last 14 days, have you travelled outside of Western Canada / Northern Ontario? (note that workers who routinely travel inter-provincially for work and those involved in commercial transportation of goods and services are excluded.)
  2. Within the last 14 days, have you been in contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID19?
  3. Is anyone in your household quarantined or in isolation?
  4. Do you have any of the following flu-like symptoms:
  5.      a. fever/chills, cough, sore throat/hoarse voice,
  6.      b. shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, or diarrhea,
  7.      c. severe difficulty breathing (e.g., struggling for each breath, speaking in single words),
  8.      d. chest pain, confusion, extreme drowsiness or loss of consciousness?

Do I need to register every Sunday?

Yes, you need to register for every service you plan on attending. Registering once does not mean you are registered for future services.

What do I do if I register to attend and then cannot attend?

After you register through Eventbrite, you can view your tickets. If you pick on the ticket you will see a button where you can cancel the order, thereby allowing others to register for those tickets.

Do I need to wear a mask?

As you approach the building, we hope you will notice that we are doing our best to protect you and keep you safe as we come together to worship. You will notice that all of our volunteers are wearing either fabric or disposable non-medical masks. Masks are both recommended and encouraged for you, our guests, as well. Please wear your mask in all public areas and if you wish to participate in the singing as well.

What door should I use?

Please use the West Main Entry doors to enter the building. Those with Eventbrite tickets will be directed one way; those who have not preregistered to attend will be directed another way. A friendly greeter will meet you there and you will be asked to answer the COVID questions related to your travel and health. If you can answer NO to all the questions, you will be able to stay and enjoy the service. Non-registered guests will be asked to sign in for contact tracing purposes. If you are not wearing a mask, one will be offered to you. If you do not wish to wear one, you are still welcome. Once you have signed in and sanitized your hands, you will be directed to your seats in either the sanctuary or the auditorium.

Can I sit anywhere?

Regarding seating – Families, Cohorts and Spouses must stay together. You can request a certain area, but an usher will bring you to your seat – there is designated seating and clear “do not sit here” markings with ropes and big red Xs. Please respect these designations as we are doing our best to physically distance people according to the Province’s recommendations.

Once seated we ask that you remain so in order to reduce touch-points and to keep physically distant. Bathrooms are available but we are limiting their use to two people in at a time. Offering baskets will not be passed around, but will be at the Welcome Centre or with an usher should you wish to leave an offering.

Is the Library open?

For those of you who wish to return or take out a book, the Library will be open and available for you before or after the service. Since the librarians may not be present, please sign out your books on the ledger provided.

Can I visit in the foyer?

After the service you will be ushered out of the sanctuary by rows. Please be patient as we aim to do our best to keep everyone physically distant. Please do not congregate in the foyer after the service. If you wish to engage in conversation after the service, we encourage you to do so outside the building.

What if I’m not comfortable with gathering yet?

We look forward to gathering together in person for those who are willing and able. For those who are not, we will continue to Live Stream our services which you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home.

When will Phase 2 happen and what will it look like?

Phase 2 will consist of two services and will happen when attendance warrants it AND have a full slate of 50 volunteers. We anticipate that our attendance will grow quickly but we still need many volunteers. Should you wish to facilitate that, please add your name to our list of volunteers by email to lori@eastview.org.

What about KidsTown?

We are working toward opening children’s programming in October providing we are able to implement the requirements that make it safe to do so.