Summit Covid Guidelines

• Plan to begin gathering on Sept. 2 (New 7th Grader orientation Aug. 26)

• Masks/face coverings are to be worn when social distancing is not possible.

• Summit will separate Middle school (7-8 grades) and High school (9-12) Grades to ensure social distancing can take place.

• An online option will be provided each week on Facebook live.

• In the event that HSSD has to close due to COVID, Summit will move to an online format until the school reopens.

• Games will be limited in nature to prevent contact and common use of items.

• Food will not be prepared and served by adult leaders.

o Some prepackaged items will be available for student to prepare themselves such as Hot Pockets, Pizza Rolls, Chips, TV Dinner style plates, etc.

o Students are free to bring food from home or a restaurant to eat from 5:30-6:00 PM.

• The time of Summit will remain the same 6:00-7:30 PM.

o Doors will open at 5:30 PM for students to eat together or hang out in the youth area.

• Students with special needs should speak with Chris about their condition and make arrangements to ensure student safety

• Disposable face coverings will be provided. Students may wear their own face covering when necessary.

o Face masks containing inappropriate comments, pictures, etc will not be allowed.

o The youth minister and adult leaders will determine if a face covering is appropriate. If you think your face covering is questionable, don’t wear it.

• Social distancing recommendations given by the Arkansas Dept. of Health will be observed to the degree that is feasibly possible.

o We strongly recommend students and adults wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible.

o Please respect others with a differing opinion about face coverings. If want to wear a mask wear it, if you don’t want to don’t wear it but respect the space and health of others regardless of your desire concerning face coverings.

• If a student becomes sick at a youth ministry activity the student will be isolated in a separate room until the parent arrives to pick them. If the student is a driver they will be required to leave.

• Parents should screen their student before sending or allowing them to attend youth ministry activities. This screening involves asking these questions:

o Have you had a fever of 100.4

o Have you had a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell?

o Have you been in contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the previous 14 days?

o If you can answer yes for your student to ANY of these questions, please do not send your student to youth ministry activities.

• Summit will continue to follow the HSSD for closures related to inclement weather.