Hope Lutheran Covid-19 Guidelines


From the Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services Website:

Beginning Thursday, December 24, we are in the BLUE Zone.

All Nebraska counties are under Directed Health Measures from December 24, 12:01 AM through January, 31, 2021.  These Directed Health Measures apply to every health department jurisdiction in the state. 

 

Phased Public Health Restrictions Tied to Coronavirus Hospitalization Rate (Color Zone Chart)

English Color Zone Chart                      Spanish Color Zone Chart               

                           

Being in the Blue Zone - Guidelines for churches: No restrictions; guidance remains and is recommended. 

As per the directive from Governor Ricketts the restrictions for the Coronavirus quarantines have been eased. What this means for us at Hope Lutheran is that the limit of 10 people per room has been removed. We will now be able to allow all worshipers in the worship area as long as family units are seated together and at least 6 feet from other family units. We also have overflow seating in the gym with full video and audio, seating spaced 6 feet apart. What we are doing here is welcoming all of you to worship with us in person or you can still worship with us online. As we are still following the regulations that Governor Ricketts has set up. This includes:

  • Maintaining 6-foot distance between family units
  • We will still be thoroughly cleaning everything in the church
  • If you are not comfortable in person, please feel free to wait to come back and worship with us online
  • If you are elderly, showing any symptoms, or been in contact with anybody showing symptoms please stay home
  • Bulletins are printed with all orders of service and hymns so that hymnals are not used

Sunday School will be postponed for the time being.  Adult Bible class will be streamed online after church, and physically distanced seating is available in person. Of course, the situation can easily change. As the spread of this virus affects man, please know that Pastor Awe is always available for any questions or concerns that anyone may have. We look toward Jesus our great physician and healer to give us the health and comfort and peace that we all desperately need.

To read more about how the Covid-19 measures are affecting us here at Hope Lutheran, please visit our Covid-19 Guidelines page. 


To read the Directed Health Measure listed for Dakota County, go to https://www.nebraska.gov/ (the official Nebraska website), click on the link for coronavirus (http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx), scroll down to access the Directed Health Measures (http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx), and select the DHM for Dakota County (http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/DKHD-DHM-December.pdf).  These are the official sources we use to guide our in person services.