Please take note of the following excerpt from Tucson Mayor Regina Romero's June 18 Proclamation:

Effective on June 20, 2020 at 6:00am, and continuing thereafter until this Proclamation and its Orders are rescinded, terminated or modified, every person within the jurisdiction of the City of Tucson who is two (2) years of age or older is required to cover his or her nose and mouth with a Face Covering when in a Public Setting where continuous Physical Distancing is difficult or impossible.

Please help us in doing our part to protect all memebers of our community and abide by the guidelines outlined in this proclamation. Thank you. To see the Proclamation in it's entirety please click here:

https://www.scribd.com/document/466149194/Mask-emergency-declaration#from_embed

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Rincon Baptist Church has resumed in-person worship as of Sunday, May 31st at 10:45am. 

We will continue to hold ONLY the Sunday morning services with members and visitors physically attending. For now, there will be NO Sunday evening services, and the Wednesday Evening Prayer Gathering will continue to be ONLINE ONLY.

Our greatest concern is the protection of our people, especially the members of our congregation that are at the greatest risk: people who are 65 or older, those with underlying medical conditions and those who are immunocompromised. We will do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but we need you to do your part, too.

In accordance with that philosophy, we are implementing conditions to protect all who will attend on Sunday morning:

  • If you are a member of a high-risk group, we encourage you to continue to worship with us online. We do want to see you, but more than that we want you to stay healthy so stay safe, stay home and attend the worship service online.

  • We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE all those who choose to attend to wear a face covering! Do it for the other members of our church if not for yourself. We will have a limited supply of face coverings available.

  • We will maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING guidelines. Please follow those guidelines when entering and leaving as well as WHEN YOU ARE SEATED. Please leave at least THREE CHAIRS between you and others who are not part of your family or party.

  • There will be no Bible study or Sunday School classes.

  • There will be no child-care. We have concerns for the safety of our workers and of course there’s no way to follow social distancing guidelines in the toddler room.

  • There will be no choir in the choir loft.


This is something that is new to all of us. We are carefully monitoring what our government officials are saying, what other pastors and churches are doing and the conditions in our state, county and city. There is going to be some trial and error in what we do in the coming weeks, but we have no precedence or experience from which to draw.

Please pray for us as we do our best to protect all of you and as we take steps to safely introduce our members and guests back into the sanctuary. We do look forward to seeing all of you who choose to attend. We encourage you to gather safely and always be considerate of those around you.

 

CDC GUIDELINES:

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.

  2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.

  3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.

  4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.

  5. If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.

  6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.

  7. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

  8. Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.

  9. If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.

  10. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

  11. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts - use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.

  12. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.

  13. Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

  14. Practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.

  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.