New Normal = New Level of Safety

We're beginning to move into a new normal, and a new normal means a new standard for safety. We encourage you to check out all of the safety information below to learn about all we are continuing to do in order to keep every attender safe. (Looking for all the other info you need to plan your visit? Check it out here.)


As you arrive: Beginning May 23rd, wearing a mask will be optional at Crossbridge worship gatherings. If you would like a mask but don't have one (or need a new one), we will have plenty available for you. "Mask only" seating will be provided in the back rows for those of you who would like to limit your interaction with anyone who will not be wearing a mask for the full duration of our worship gathering. In the spirit of love, let's work together as a community to assume the best of each other and be kind in our interactions with one another. If you are not wearing a mask, please make every effort to respect the distance of those who are. We encourage you to keep a mask on your person to wear if you'd like to converse with someone who may be wearing one. This will be awkward and new, but we can do this!


As you walk in, we will also have a green, yellow, or red wristband available for you to put on to indicate to others your comfort level with personal contact ranging from "Hi! Glad to be here, but I'm definitely keeping my distance" (red) to "I'm totally happy to shake hands, hug, whatever" (green) or something in between (yellow). We ask for everyone to please be respectful of others' boundaries! This is an opportunity for us to grow in the all-important grace of loving our neighbors and fellow attenders well.


During our worship gathering: Our goal is to provide a touchless worship experience. In order not to pass around items, you may give a physical offering in the black boxes and each seat will be equipped with a pre-packaged communion cup (along with a pen and connection card) so we do not have to pass around trays during communion. We will not be offering a physical paper bulletin at this time, but one is available each weekend at crossbridgechristian.com/bulletin. 


For your safety, we are requiring all speakers and musicians on stage who have not been fully vaccinated (14 days after their final vaccine dose) to wear a mask until they become fully vaccinated. In an effort to practice safe distancing, seating will be spaced apart six feet and we ask that you only sit with those with whom you have been socializing during the pandemic. (Please respect the wristbands people have chosen!) In order to help us practice social distancing, at the end of service we will dismiss row-by-row to exit, beginning with the back. 


Increased sanitizing: We will sanitize all benches, entry doors, and bathroom doors for your safety. Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the facility for your convenience. 

But what about...?

Kids Ministry? Cafe? We will not be offering kids ministry or cafe as we re-gather. We hope to return to offering both of these areas in the summer months.


What about online worship? We will continue to offer our worship experiences online as well, just as we have throughout the course of the pandemic. You are more than welcome to continue gathering from home until you feel comfortable getting together with others again. No rush.


What if there's a positive COVID case at Crossbridge? In the event we are informed of a positive case at Crossbridge, we will work together with that person to determine any people they had prolonged (10+ minutes) contact with, personally inform those people, and encourage them to be tested, along with any others who served on the infected person's ministry team that day. The church at large will be notified of the positive case via the Note from Wes (you can sign up for that here). 


All that said, we managed to make it for half a year without an outbreak, and the vast majority of Crossbridge physical attenders have received the COVID vaccine. It is worth noting that scientifically, the odds of any sort of outbreak are incredibly small. 


What about positive cases at Tallahassee Classical? The school has created their own positive case protocol to keep everyone safe, and medical professionals have stressed that the possibility of non-person-to-person transmission are very low. In the event that TCS case numbers become especially severe and they decide to shut down, we will abide by the request of the school and we are always prepared to head back to an online solution for a period of time if necessary.