AMP Youth IN-Person Gathering Policies
AMP Youth Policies consists of rules and regulations in order to have in-person gatherings. These policies are non negotiable due to state requirements. These rules and regulations are not meant to hinder relational growth but to adhere to the authority above us. Our thought process through these policies are not of the idea of what we can’t do, but what we can do; making the most of the situation we are currently in while following all rules and regulations.
Health is one of our main concerns while holding in-person gatherings. We want to provide a safe and healthy environment that dramatically lessens the possibility of contracting an illness of any kind. We need your help in order to do this. If you or your student is not feeling well in any way we ask that your student stays home. We want to mitigate as best as we can the chance of anybody coming in contact with someone who may be sick. We will also be encouraging good hygiene through the practice of hand washing as well as the use of disinfectants located throughout the building.
Due to state guidelines, we will be requiring face coverings at all times while in the building. Face coverings must be worn at all times and worn in the correct manner. We understand there are exemptions to this mandate with health related issues that have been issued by your primary care physician. Your student is still able to attend if they have an exemption, but we ask that you reach out to our team ahead of time so we can best accommodate all student’s needs and best mitigate any exposure.
Due to state guidelines, we will be requiring social distancing at all times. This means everyone must keep at least a 6 foot distance from each other. We understand that some friends might want to sit right next to each other during our gatherings. We simply cannot allow that due to state guidelines. The only exception for this is in the case of people from the same household. Due to meeting this guideline space is limited, our auditorium currently allows for 54 people other than staff members. We do not foresee this being an issue currently because of the new way we are formatting Youth Group with separate High School and Middle School programs alternating weeks.
A lot of these policies may seem a little burdensome, but for the protection of all student households, leaders, and to continue our in-person gatherings, all policies need to be followed. Failure to follow policies may lead to students being asked to leave or take a break from in person gatherings. We hope that it will never come to that, but also want to be open and clear about our expectations. Our prayer is that our gatherings will be safe, fruitful and lead to students taking next steps in their faith in a time that is very challenging.