Church Re-Opening Update #9 教會重啟更新

With today’s update we will resume describing the church’s milestones in order to resume in-person worship service. We would like you to know that preparations continue so that we will be ready when it is safe to return. As followers of Jesus we are commanded to have a faith that works and we endeavor to accompany our faith in Jesus with appropriate preparations.

One of our milestones concerns the definition and arrangement of a church cleaning plan. Among other arrangements for the physical building, our cleaning plan focuses on maintaining sanitation by regular and reliable cleanings and disinfecting common objects and surfaces.

What is our objective with this milestone?

A regular and reliable cleaning plan is an important step to provide confidence in the health and safety of our building and its physical surfaces. This confidence comes from the understanding that regular and reliable cleaning offers another vector from which to protect health. It supplements our screening procedures and physical distancing measures by preventing the virus from lingering on common items and surfaces.
When you return, we want you to return to a clean church building, trusting that the worship service, bathrooms, chairs, and objects you might handle will be clean.

What has the church done or planned in order to meet this milestone?

The church has prepared to change the air conditioning filters on both campuses and change the HVAC exchange ratio to have a greater percentage of fresh air in the building. We have defined and implemented office cleaning procedures so that work stations and office items are disinfected after use. These are some of our preparations.

Specifically, with regard to future worship services, the church has arranged for nightly cleaning that includes thoroughly cleaning the bathrooms. High contact areas such as door knobs, hand rails, and elevator buttons will be cleaned multiple times a day when in use. We have also planned for disinfection between services, including such surfaces as microphones and the pulpit area. Finally, some items have been ordered to expedite cleaning and make it more effective, such as handheld sprayers.

What else should members know about this effort?

These preparations alone are not enough to guarantee safety. But they should be understood as part of a larger plan. This plan also relies upon the personal practices of those who return. We would encourage you to complement what the church has prepared by maintaining good practices such as wearing a mask properly and continuously, and being responsive to the volunteers and their directions. You might also consider additional, voluntary preparations such as bringing personal disinfectant, even though it will also be provided at disinfectant stations.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,在本週的重啟更新中,我們將繼續向各位報告有關教會重啟關鍵程序的進展。我們之所以不斷地作準備工作,目的是為了當疫情緩和到可安全回教會作實體敬拜時,教會可以立即響應,等待會友們的到來。作為耶穌的門徒,我們所受的教導是信心理當有相稱的行為,因此,我們致力於以合宜適當的行動活出對耶穌的信心。

教會重啟關鍵程序之一是有關教會清潔消毒計畫的定義和方式。在我們對教會建築物因應疫情安全所準備的諸多安排中,清潔消毒程序著重於對公眾可能接觸到的物體及表面,以經常又可靠的清潔和消毒來提供衛生的環境。

清潔消毒關鍵程序的目標為何?

我們相信一個經常又可靠的清潔消毒計畫,能夠增強弟兄姊妹們對教會建築物及其所有實體表面的衛生和安全的信心。這信心來自於對於經常又可靠的清潔程序提供維護衛生又一層保護的了解。除了初步檢查體溫,保持身體距離之外,經常又可靠的清潔程序杜絕病毒滯留在任何公共物體及表面上的可能。

當你重返教會時,我們願意你所回到的是一所清潔衛生的教會,而你也能相信你所參與的崇拜,教會的洗手間,座位,和你所可能接觸到的物件體表面都是清潔的。

教會到目前為止都已準備了那些項目以期達到此目標?

教會目前已策劃完成的項目如下:我們已籌備更換本堂及嘉惠堂冷氣機的過濾器以及調整暖通空調(HVAC)的通風率,使更高比率的新鮮空氣進入室內。我們已制定並已實行教會辦公室的清潔程序,所有工作間及辦公室用具在每次使用後,都進行消毒。

至於將來的實體崇拜,教會將在每晚進行清潔,包括徹底清潔教會洗手間。在使用期間,我們會頻繁地清潔許多經常被接觸到的地方,如門把手,扶手,電梯按鈕等。我們也預備在兩堂崇拜之間作消毒工作,包括麥克風跟講台的所有表面。為了能夠即時有效地達到清潔的目的,我們已加速預購了許多清潔物品,包括手持噴霧器等。

除此之外,還有什麼是我們應該知道的?

光是教會的這些預備是無法保證所有人的安全的。然而,它們確實是一個更大,更詳盡的計畫中的一部分。而重返教會的會員們個人的衛生習慣,也是不可或缺的一環。除了教會的準備,我們懇切地請求各位克盡一己之力,共同維護個人及公眾的健康,如正確地,持續地戴口罩,與義工們配合,遵照他們的指令行事。雖然在教會裏的消毒區也將提供消毒液,你甚至可更進一步,自行攜帶消毒液。