Protocols to Follow

The Westminster community affirms that the health and safety of our members, staff, building users, and the broader community must come first.

We want each phase of the building re-opening plan to allow for as much building use as we can safely undertake. This means using protocols that protect everyone affected, especially the most vulnerable among us.

Community Members’ Individual Preparedness and Protocols:

  • Stay home if you are sick, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or in a vulnerable category.
  • Continue worshipping online and using other options to participate in the church’s ministries and mission.
  • Pre-register for events and activities.
  • Wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.
  • Self-report if you test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to it.

Westminster’s Preparedness and Protocols:

  • Require check-in information, and ensure the information is kept private.
  • Limit the people at activities and in spaces.
  • Require masks and social distancing.
  • Clean and disinfect regularly.
  • Isolate and remove anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

Responding to Confirmed Cases:

  • Disinfect and close any impacted spaces for an appropriate period.
  • Inform proper authorities, such as local and state health officials.
  • Assist authorities with contact tracing.

Re-opening the Building Plan

Westminster awaits the day when we can gather together in our historic downtown Minneapolis building again. But we recognize the need to put safety first.

The Session of Westminster appointed a task force to draft a Re-opening the Building Plan. The plan addresses phasing for re-opening the building, includes a risk analysis tool for specific church activities, and lists protocols to follow to ensure all of God’s children, especially the vulnerable, are protected and served, loved and affirmed.

© Westminster Presbyterian Church | 2021