Awana & GKids Update (July 30th, 2020)
Based on how our community, county and state COVID-19 cases are trending our Gkids rooms are open!!
Here is a list of precautions we will take:
1) If you would like your child/children to come you must affirm that they and your family:
a) Are fever free
b) Are not showing any flu like symptoms
c) Have not had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
These requirements will also be posted and asked as you check-in your children.
2) We will do a temperature check at check-in
In order to help lessen risk for our volunteers, staff, and other children, we will perform an over the forehead temperature check. If your child has a low-grade fever of 100.7 or higher, we will not allow them into the Gkids area.
3) Check-in will be “touch-less”
You will be able to drop off your children starting at 10:20a. This will give our staff and volunteers plenty of time to sanitize the rooms, prepare the lesson, and provide an efficient, safe, and fun experience. As you come to the door, staff will greet you, check you in themselves so you will not need to touch the computer, and direct you to the room.
For GBabies parents are asked to take their children directly to the rooms.
For GPreKids if your child is willing to walk with the staff you will not need to come in (we understand in some cases you may need to go with your child).
For Gkids - we will not start our children in the service with their parents and dismiss. Instead check-in your children for Gkids at 10:20 where they will head to the OS and stay in the OS reducing the amount of transition touches, touching walls, bumping into other children or adults, and their exposure to other adults during the service. Once in the OS the children will be spaced out in groups according to their age. We will use large group videos as well as digital small group videos to teach and engage the kids while they are with us.
4) We will not be providing snacks
Pease plan ahead of time, maybe giving your children snacks on the way to church or having something in the car for after. Please do not send snacks with your child as other children may not have any and this will reduce the amount of contact from hand to mouth.
5) Toys & cleaning
We will be moving smaller toys out of the rooms to help mitigate what goes into the children’s mouths. Before, during, and after our staff will be cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing all toys and, to the best of their ability, before they get transferred from one child to the other. Our workers and volunteers will be washing their hands before and after holding children, changing diapers, and using toys to play with children. Hand sanitizer will also be in each room and readily available for workers and older children.
Please know that if our county/city COVID-19 case trends change we will reassess and adjust if necessary.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are so looking forward to help you in your journey as you disciple your children!
“…love the Lord your God with all your hear, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Mitch Hines & the Gkids Team!