We have made substantial changes and adaptations to our program’s schedule & structure in order to provide participants an enjoyable and safe time while at VBS.
While participants will still enjoy fun & exciting music, hearing about the amazing things God has done for us, playing fun games, working on interesting crafts that reinforce the day’s theme and enjoying a delicious snack each day, we have combined some activities as to limit frequency of gathering and moved others to alternative venues.
We have moved 2/3 of our individual program group elements to designated space outdoors.
We have eliminated 1/3 of the time participants are gathered all together at the same time.
We have dramatically reduced the amount of traffic within our hallways while changing group activities.
Participants and VBS Staff will not be admitted if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (including but not limited to fever, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chills & muscle pains).
Children/Staff will not be permitted to participate in the program if, at any time during the program, they have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been in contact with any individual diagnosed with Covid-19 within the previous 14-day period, or have been in contact with any individual currently waiting for test results confirming the possibility of a Covid-19 diagnosis.
Participant’s temperature may be taken prior to entering.
Participants and VBS Staff will not be required to wear face masks during.
Those individuals who should wear face masks or feel more comfortable in wearing face masks should feel free to do so at any time, while with us.
Participants who choose to wear face masks will be given a lanyard when checking in each morning. It will be used to safely hold the participant’s facemask should they remove them at any time. Those participants are to turn in lanyards as they exit the building each day. (New lanyards will be handed out each morning.)
Attendees and VBS staff are asked to maintain a respected distance from others.
Seating within the Main Auditorium will be adequate enough to facilitate desired distancing.
Properly distanced markings will be placed on the floor near the front platform within the Main Auditorium, indicating where participants may stand while engaging the singing portion of VBS. (to ensure a respected distance)
Upon entering building in the morning
On the way IN & OUT of each class group
After using the restroom (after washing hands)
Volunteers – additionally as necessary
All frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, push plates, table & counter tops, rest room facilities, etc. will be wiped down and disinfected before and after each class as well as additional cleaning as required.
*Current and updated CDC guidelines will be considered and provide a basis for our safety protocols.