Sanitation Guidelines


  • Follow all CDC & state guidelines proper cleaning and disinfecting practices.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, handrails, tables, chairs, and restrooms with an EPA-approved disinfectant, following product specifications. 
  • Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap, and water, or similar disinfectant readily available.
  • Place readily visible signage to remind everyone of the best hygiene practices.
  • Communicate with vendors of procedures and expectations that vendors attest all workers are healthy, practice physical distancing, and hygiene while on campus.
  • Discourage visitors during the workweek; if visitors do stop by or an alternative is not available, then employees will practice physical distancing, including maintaining a distance of 6 feet or wearing a face mask and practicing diligent hygiene.
  • Limit the number of entrances/exits used for building access.
  • Avoid the use of items that are not easily sanitized or are touched by multiple people.

​Main Entrance, Common Areas & Restrooms

  • All touched surface areas at the main entrance, commons area, and restrooms to be cleaned and disinfected before, between, and after events and services, including main entrance such as doors, door handles, handrails, tables, chairs, and hallways. 
  • Disinfect doors, handles, railings, and anything that is touched frequently (before the service, during the service after most people have entered, and after the service).
  • Clean the surfaces of the restroom frequently. Churches will need to disinfectant restrooms before, during, and after services, including cleaning toilets to minimize any fecal-oral transmission.
  • All areas to have air cleaned by disinfecting air ducts and ventilation system by fogging safe-to-touch fogging spray

​Worship Space

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces like doors, railings, pews, and chairs between each service.
  • Remove hymnals, pens and offering envelopes, and limit or eliminate any handouts. Avoid the use of items that are not easily sanitized.
  • Avoid sharing any equipment used in worship. Properly clean and disinfect anything touched by or close to worship leaders including microphones, audio, and video equipment, instruments, pulpits, etc.
  • Disinfect all chairs, pews, floors, and surfaces with an EPA-approved disinfectant, following product specifications.
  • Allow sufficient time for disinfecting products to work, per product specifications, before reentering the worship space.
  • Consider using disinfectant systems. These are some options for suppliers: 
Updated on June 1, 2021

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