COVID-19 Info and Updates

Update from the Pastor/Elders

October 7, 2021

Church Family -

It was so great to worship all together with you all at our big Unity Sunday a few weeks ago.  I hope that time was as special for you as it was for us.

It’s been a long time since I’ve written  with an update about our Sunday gathering logistics, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.  On that front, this message is a bit of a “no-update” update.  As you’ve noticed, given the unknowns surrounding the Delta variant, we have opted to simply continue doing what we’re doing for the time-being by holding our Sunday gatherings indoors, outdoors, and via live-stream each week.  Our intention is to continue doing so through the end of the year and reevaluate the plan going forward in January.  We do want to eventually move everyone back inside for the sake of our neighbors and our volunteers, but we also want to do so in a way that as many people as possible are comfortable with.

We love you and love being your pastors. We’re praying for you.

-Pastor Scott
For the Pastors/Elders

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Masks

Masks are currently required for the duration of the indoor service for everyone 2 years of age and older (exceptions can be made for those with disabilities that preclude mask use for that amount of time).

Handwashing

Frequent hand washing is encouraged. Many restrooms have been upgraded with touchless soap dispensers and some with touchless faucets. In addition, hand-sanitizing stations are available at multiple locations on campus. Read more about handwashing here in English, Español, and Farsi فارسى.
LA County Public Health Department COVID website
English | Español

Current Health Officer Order (HOO)
September 28, 2021
 Required COVID Documentation for Cornerstone
Appendix A
 
Cornerstone’s COVID Contact Person
Stephanie Moss steph@cornerstonewla.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety measures are in place for the Pre-K and Junior church gatherings?

A thorough outline of the COVID guidelines can be viewed here or contact Jeremy@cornerstonewla.org for more information.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks continue to be a requirement for the indoor service regardless of vaccination status, and are particularly important for indoor gatherings where multiple households are present for a long duration of time. For more detailed information about masks, read more here, here, and here.

What kind of air filtration is being utilized?

For maximum airflow, we offer gatherings outdoors and indoors we keep as many doors and windows open as possible to facilitate airflow inside. During 2020, the sanctuary HVAC system was upgraded and includes the EPA approved, MERV* 13 air filtration system
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/ventilation.html 
https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/air-cleaners-hvac-filters-and-coronavirus-covid-19
*Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value

What cleaning solution is used to disinfect surfaces?

The LA County Department of Public Health came to inspect our cleaning supplies and confirmed we are using an EPA approved cleaner that is effective against COVID-19. In fact, it is a Botanical blend and food-safe, meaning it is safe enough to be used on surfaces where food is prepared. 

Can I bring my own cleaning supplies to wipe off what I use/touch?

There are cleaning supplies available in each bathroom and at the check-in table, but you are welcome to wipe off the areas you touch/use on Sundays if desired.

I just returned from traveling, can I attend service?

LA County Department of Public Health strongly encourages travellers returning to LA to quarantine as a preventive measure intended to reduce the spread of COVID. To read more about this guidance you can read it here (updated April 11, 2021)

How can I reduce the risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19?

To learn more about how to reduce your risk, please read the LA County Department of Public Health guidance here in English | Español | Farsi 

What if I’m exposed?

Reference information on COVID exposure via the LA County Public Health website here
English | Español | Farsi  فارسى  

Has Cornerstone had any COVID outbreaks?

In January, 2021 three people happened to have COVID at the same time. Cornerstone followed all LA County Public Health guidelines and protocols for reporting, contact tracing, quarantining, and cleaning. Health inspectors came to walk the campus and review our protocols and we had no violations. We were thanked for going above and beyond and for partnering with the health department in preventing the spread of COVID-19, ensuring the health and safety of our staff, members, and the community as a whole. We have not had any other instances before or after that occurrence.