Denver, Colorado … On Tuesday, May 5, during the weekly meeting of the Rocky Mountain Conference Administrative Committee and departmental directors, a decision was taken to provide guidelines allowing churches to resume their services. RMC churches are currently closed until May 31.
As individual counties ease some of the restrictions on public gatherings, the RMC leadership recognizes a need to implement a protocol for reopening of churches.
It was voted that as churches within RMC make plans to re-open and begin services the following protocol is to be followed:
- Each church must submit a copy of their State or county health stipulations that indicate they are allowing churches to meet for worship;
- Each church must submit a copy of their individual congregational detailed plan to comply with the county stipulations, and their church’s plan to keep attendees safe;
- These must be submitted to RMC administration at least two weeks prior to resuming worship services;
- This allowance may be rescinded at any time if there is a change in conditions or local orders relating to COVID-19.
At the present time, schools are not allowed to re-open due to state order. Therefore, there is no change in the operation of RMC schools.