Random Thoughts 14: I can see clearly now 2020 edition

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wxman1

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We haven't been to church or our small group in a while but got a text last night that the family that hosted on Sunday evening tested positive for COVID. Will be interesting to see if there is any community spread from that or them being at church likely unmasked that morning.

MrsWx woke up with a dry sore throat and apparently a cough, now she has a temp of 99 so she can't go to clinical tonight and is waiting further instruction from KWood. So help me if she tests positive and has to go into isolation.
 

SCyclone

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We haven't been to church or our small group in a while but got a text last night that the family that hosted on Sunday evening tested positive for COVID. Will be interesting to see if there is any community spread from that or them being at church likely unmasked that morning.

MrsWx woke up with a dry sore throat and apparently a cough, now she has a temp of 99 so she can't go to clinical tonight and is waiting further instruction from KWood. So help me if she tests positive and has to go into isolation.
We started having active church services about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Attendance is slowly increasing. Masks are mandatory, as is social distancing. Every other pew is roped off, and when the service is over there are disinfectant wipes in each pew and everyone wipes down where they sat.

So far, so good.
 

VeloClone

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We started having active church services about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Attendance is slowly increasing. Masks are mandatory, as is social distancing. Every other pew is roped off, and when the service is over there are disinfectant wipes in each pew and everyone wipes down where they sat.

So far, so good.
We have been Eucharistic Ministers more weeks than not. A lot of the church's cadre of EMHCs are older and I think many are opting out. I'm not sure if it is better or worse for the other services. We go to the 0730 service so it is an older congregation to begin with. The daughter gets asked many times to fill in on the Power Point as well. She could probably be doing that pretty much every week too.

I don't mind doing it this much in the short term, but I hope this isn't the new norm.
 

ScottyP

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We started having active church services about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Attendance is slowly increasing. Masks are mandatory, as is social distancing. Every other pew is roped off, and when the service is over there are disinfectant wipes in each pew and everyone wipes down where they sat.

So far, so good.
Our church does the every other pew and about half the church times are mask mandatory. The other services are optional, but there is about 90+% compliance (I've counted a few times so the number is pretty close).
 

wxman1

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Jul 2, 2008
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We started having active church services about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Attendance is slowly increasing. Masks are mandatory, as is social distancing. Every other pew is roped off, and when the service is over there are disinfectant wipes in each pew and everyone wipes down where they sat.

So far, so good.
We have had in person services since the state opened them back up. Three services total but only the 8AM is masks required. I believe they have some hand sanitizer stations around, encouraged to social distance but nothing mandatory. The services that do not require masks you likely will not find one in the building.

This is one of the 2-4 largest churches in the CR area.

Edit: And since I just received the email you have to register ahead and show your ticket at the door.
 

CycloneErik

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We haven't been to church or our small group in a while but got a text last night that the family that hosted on Sunday evening tested positive for COVID. Will be interesting to see if there is any community spread from that or them being at church likely unmasked that morning.

MrsWx woke up with a dry sore throat and apparently a cough, now she has a temp of 99 so she can't go to clinical tonight and is waiting further instruction from KWood. So help me if she tests positive and has to go into isolation.
I've reached the point where churches that insist on meeting in-person during this are a red flag to me.
 

cyrevkah

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Apr 12, 2008
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Ames, IA
A few things I've learned in the last twenty pages:
1. I need to keep up with RTT and chat more.
2. I'm so sorry for those with friends and family who are struggling with health issues or worse.
3. I really need to renew health insurance this week, figure out coverage, and then schedule that exam...
 

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