A Model for Returning to Church - The COVID-19 task force will be updating this page frequently, based on the current status of the church, the government, and the CDC's recommendations.

Update as of 5/14/2020


 Church to hold online worship services only

 Recording of music will be done in the sanctuary by Cate and Linda only 

 Keys need to be returned to church via mail, ASAP, or dropped off during two

periods of delivery time.

 Those excluded from key return, Pastor Brenda, Cate Kopkey, Linda, Gene,

Julie, Ken, Corey, Kathy and Jim. Returned keys will then be redistributed

when deemed safe. 

 Church is closed to the public. 

 Signs to be placed on all entry points. 

 Only staff to have access to office.

 Bible studies, small groups, etc. should be meeting online, only. 

 No weddings or funerals hosted at Atonement 

 Custodial staff will conduct walkthroughs as needed, at their own discretion

and staff will sanitize the areas that were in use upon entry and exit. 

 No committee meetings held in church - must be done virtually. 

 Corey/Jarred approval for anyone outside of paid staff in building. 

 Staff or members who fall in the “High Risk” category as determined by the

CDC are not to be in the church at this time. “High Risk,” includes:

People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness | CDC

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors

for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical

expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying

medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19


 People 65 years and older

 People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

 People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well

controlled, including:

o People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma

o People who have serious heart conditions

o People who are immunocompromised

o Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised,

including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ

transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS,

and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening


 People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)

 People with diabetes

 People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

 People with liver disease