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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) of November 15, 2020 which go into effect on Monday, November 16, 2020. (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. When the time is right, GGM will open its on-site services to guests and the general public. GGM has continuously emailed and updated its membership the mandatory Guidelines in a timely manner. Following ever changing governmental 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 not available for general use but if used, only one person is allowed at a time with sanitizing facilitated immediately following that person exiting the restroom area.
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 65 including all administration and staff" is far below our "King County, CDC, and Health Services allowed attendance of 25% of our 499 capacity" (125).
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 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.
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. We ask that everyone bring his/her own cloth face covering, but we have both multi-usable cloth masks with filters and disposable cloth masks available, free of charge. 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, "It is our desire to see everyone return to the GGM Worship Building in physical safety and mental comfort. Please know that 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 (weddings and homgoings) are regulated with much fluidity in accordance with all the 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 very few, if any, "other services" on-site at GGM. 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, guests, or )the public?
ANSWER: Yes. We regulate our "open to the public" with fluidity in accordance with the 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 or the general public) and "closed to the public" in the 2020 Winter months of colds, flu, and increased COVID numbers. GGM will regulate its 2021 Spring re-opening in the same cautious manner. Stay informed of the on-site schedule through this website and membership emails.
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