As we have discussed, Wesley @ Home groups are designed, in part, to help manage the risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, there are certain health and safety requirements that group leaders are required to adhere to. Note that these requirements are subject to change, and group leaders are expected to adhere to updated guidance as it is made available.
A Word About Health and Safety
As a Wesley @ Home group leader, one of your most important jobs is to adhere to these health and safety requirements. Failure to do so, in addition to creating a public health risk, jeopardizes Wesley’s status as a student organization with the University. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in your removal as a Wesley @ Home group leader.
Attendance: Attendance must be reported within 12 hours of the group meeting, including any visitors. Group leaders will receive an email with instructions for reporting attendance 10 minutes before the start of the meeting.
Schedule: Your group’s schedule in PlanningCenter Groups should always be kept up to date since attendance tracking is tied to events in the system.
New Members: Group leaders are required to collect the name and email address and/or phone number of any new members, and must include that information when adding the new member as part of the attendance reporting process.
Facial Coverings: Facial coverings are required during Wesley @ Home group meetings while meeting in spaces where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained between individuals. Members are asked to provide their own facial coverings, though Wesley @ Home group leaders will be provided with disposable masks to use as needed.
Food and Drink: Any food or drink served during Wesley @ Home groups should be individually packaged. Shared food including coffee, pizza, potluck-style meals, and similar setups should not be used.
Music: In general, Wesley @ Home groups should not include group singing. Exceptions may be possible if the group is meeting outdoors or in a large space where at least 6 feet of distance is possible between individuals; however, this must be approved in advance. For more details, contact your Wesley @ Home coach.
Handouts/Resources: Groups should minimize the use of handouts and other printed resources. All Wesley @ Home resources will be provided electronically, and members should be encouraged to provide their own Bible and other needed personal resources.
Cleaning and Sanitation: When meeting in private spaces such as a dorm or apartment, Wesley @ Home group leaders should clean high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs using a disinfectant such as Clorox. If needed, leaders will be provided with Clorox wipes by Bama Wesley.