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Gateway Kids | In-Person FAQ

Gateway Kids | In-Person FAQ

What are your health and symptom guidelines?
If you or anyone in your family are experiencing any of the symptoms below, including symptoms of allergies, or had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 (in the past 14 days), we ask that you please stay home and worship with us online until you are symptom-free for 24 hours.

Please stay home if you have:

  • A fever of 100.0 or above
  • Chills
  • Muscle and body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Sneezing

Is the Gateway Kids team taking any extra safety measures?
Yes. Everyone serving in our kids areas is required to be symptom-free for 24 hours, based on the CDC list of potential COVID-19 symptoms (listed above), as well as any type of cold, allergy, or viral symptoms.

Are we required to wear face masks?
Masks are not required for children or adults visiting the Kids area.

Is hand sanitizer available for my children?
Absolutely. Gateway has used the Babyganics brand of hand sanitizer for years because it is safe for young children. We will ask all children to sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting their classrooms.

Is the Gateway Kids team taking any extra cleaning measures in my child’s classroom?
We have removed certain toys from the classrooms to reduce cross-contamination, and our volunteers are doing detailed cleaning in each classroom between services. We use a ProKure solution to clean each room. The EPA/CDC approves this disinfectant for emerging pathogens like COVID-19. The solution is safe for all surfaces (including food-contact surfaces) and leaves no harmful residue. If you arrive during this detailed cleaning, please practice physical distancing outside the classroom while you wait. After service, please remember to pick up your children promptly so our teams have sufficient time to complete a thorough cleaning before the next service.

Are volunteers required to wear masks?
All volunteers must wear masks at all times, except for teachers or worship leaders who remain safely distanced from any children. 

Is hand sanitizer available for volunteers?
All workers will use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting each classroom and will continue to use hand sanitizer as often as possible throughout the day.