Church Reopening Guidelines 

Erie Seventh-day Adventist Church will reopen Saturday May 16 2020

Erie County has been placed in the Green phase of Governor Wolf's reopening strategy. This phase allows us the opportunity to reopen the Church.

We know now that COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected person is only mildly ill, the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with pre-existing health conditions that place them at higher risk. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, everyone who attends our Church should follow the practices specified in these protocols, all of which facilitate a safe and measured reopening. As COVID-19 is still circulating in our community, we will continue to observe practices that protect everyone, including those who are most vulnerable.


      Health protocols for Attendee

  • We strongly encourage the at-risk population to watch or participate in the service remotely. The Erie Church will continue to live stream church service until the end of September.
  •  We recommend all attendees wear a mask or covering in accordance with the Governor’s guidance.
  •  Keep at least six feet separation between parties in any row.
  •  Alternate rows between attendees (every other row left empty).


       Health protocols for Church Facility

  • Regularly and frequently clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs, and restrooms.
  •  Disinfect pews between services
  •  Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, and masks will be readily available.
  • Visible signage will be placed throughout the building to remind everyone of best hygiene practices.


Please understand, that these recommendations cannot anticipate every unique situation. The Erie Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership will stay up to date and informed of the current COVID-19 situation and take actions based on common sense and wise judgment that will protect the health and safety of all.  


For more information: Visit the Pennsylvania Governor’s Guidance




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