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GGM Answers to Common Questions
QUESTION: Is GGM following all dictates of the County, State, Federal Government, Health Services, and the CDC regarding holding Sunday services during this pandemic?
ANSWER: YES! GGM stands in total accordance with the most recent guidelines (copy in GGM office). Since the middle of March 2020, GGM has consulted with authorities, read all mandating information, followed all guidelines, held in-depth Staff and Team Trainings, and even written its own Manual of Process which remains onsite. GGM prepared for exactly 6 months and then in September, cautiously opened its doors to Staff and Teams Members first and next to GGM Members only. (On March 14, 2021 we opened to GGM members and to guests) We allow admittance only by pre-registration through our website in order to limit attendance numbers, allow for pre-assigned seating to keep within the social distancing guidelines, and to have on record the contact information of everyone who attends a Greater Glory Ministries event. Anyone not pre-registered will not be allowed into the building or to stay on the premises in order to stay in compliance with all mandates and guidelines. GGM has continuously emailed and updated its membership the updated mandatory Guidelines in a timely manner. Following ever changing governmental phases and guidelines, watching COVID numbers, and noting the seasonal change, GGM's on-site service schedule remains very fluid.
QUESTION: How is GGM addressing cleanliness?
ANSWER: GGM has posted and emailed letters to every member regarding our cleaning and sanitizing process. GGM has worked diligently from April through August of 2020 in the removal of unnecessary articles and objects, cleaning and disinfecting items, wiping down all touchable areas (walls, light switches, door knobs, mics, podiums, seats, etc.) with sanitation wipes, employing pest control, and utilizes, ongoing, professional building cleaners/sanitizers. GGM sanitizes and facilitates a “bomb sanitization” regularly in the sanctuary and thorough cleaning and sanitizing prior to every service. Restrooms are available but limited to only one person at a time.
QUESTION: Is GGM assuring no over-crowding?
ANSWER: GGM has posted and emailed letters to every member regarding our screening process, entering and exiting process, and our mandatory Sunday Service Registration process. GGM has had months of Staff and Teams training including 2 Sundays of on-the-job training and the final Saturday prior to the opening Sunday in September 2020 of intensive training. GGM has instituted a MANDATORY on-line Service Registration which assures that our "self-imposed permitted attendance of 80 including all administration and staff" is far below our "King County, CDC, and Health Services allowed attendance in this Phase 3 of 50% of our 499 capacity" (250).
QUESTION: What is GGM doing about social distancing?
ANSWER: GGM has posted and emailed letters to every member regarding the mandate of 6’ social distancing. GGM has posters, barriers, and seating signs in the entrance, the foyer, and the sanctuary. Individuals are seated only by the Ushers in their designated seats (using the registration seat reservation and a seating chart) and those in households may sit together in designated "Household" seats, by the Ushers. Those registered are encouraged to arrive as early as 10:45am to be screened to be screened by 11:20am for our 11:30am Service. If they arrive earlier, they are not permitted to “visit” at other cars or to exit the cars until screening opens at 10:45am. Exiting of the sanctuary is facilitated by Usher direction, only. Reentry is done only by going back through Screening.
QUESTION: Are cloth face coverings required for all participants at GGM?
ANSWER: GGM has posted and emailed letters to every member regarding the wearing of cloth face coverings being required for all participants. Everyone is mandated to wear a cloth face covering before entering our site, while at our site, and upon leaving our site. It is mandatory at Greater Glory Ministries that everyone accept and use the (free) 3-layered cloth masks (all in individual sealed packaging) which are given to them at screening. They may wear them in place of their mask or over their mask. This is to protect those in our building from the contaminates in the air which stick to the mask and also to assure that the masks worn into the sanctuary are fresh ones. All Staff and on-duty Team Members wear cloth face coverings at all times. Face Shields are NOT acceptable as a mandated face covering.
QUESTION: How does GGM address hesitancy of individuals to return, at this time, to on-site worship?
ANSWER: Quoting from the various written correspondence from GGM to the membership, "We are excited that we are able to join our sisters and brothers in the Lord at Sunday Service again. But please know that it is our desire to see everyone return to the GGM Worship Building in physical safety and mental comfort. We are not rushing anyone and we are encouraging all who are possibly at risk, medically or physically unable or unsure, or mentally hesitant to attend right now, to time your return only as you and your doctor see fit. Our Greater Glory Ministries Sunday Services at 11:30am and Thursday Night Bible Study Services at 6:30pm will continue to be on Facebook Live and on YouTube for you to yet join us. STAY SAFE, STAY CONNECTED."
QUESTION: Regarding other services at GGM, how are these regulated?
ANSWER: Besides our on-site Sunday Services, other services, such as weddings and homegoings, are regulated with much fluidity in accordance with all Phase 3 Federal, State, County, Health Services, and CDC mandates and according to the guidance strictness of the GGM Board of Directors and Sr. Pastor. During this pandemic, there will be limited "other services" on-site at GGM and they will follow the same precautions as a regular service event. Feel free to contact us at Connect@TheGGM.org for more information on how we might assist in these "homegoings and weddings times of needed support."
QUESTION: During this pandemic, are there particular days/weeks/months that the venue is not open to (GGM Members and guests) "the public?"
ANSWER: Yes. We regulate our "open to the public" with fluidity in accordance with the Phase 3 Federal, State, County, Health Services, and CDC mandates and according to the guidance of the GGM Board of Directors and Sr. Pastor. In the Fall of 2020 we opened only to GGM members who registered online (not open to guests/the general public) and "closed to the public" in the 2020 Winter months of colds, flu, and increased COVID numbers. GGM has regulated its March 14, 2021 re-opening in the same cautious manner that we have always proceeded. Stay informed of the on-site schedule through this website and membership emails.
QUESTION: How can anyone find out other information not covered here?