While volunteering during COVID-19, it is essential to follow all the latest guidelines at your local setting, including the guidance from your local and state health department and the CDC. When volunteering with a United Methodist group or at a United Methodist Church, we as you to follow the FLUMC guidelines posted at flumc.org.
- Wear a mask at all times whenever you encounter others.
- Everyone over the age of two should wear masks.
- Wearing masks is essential when any group gathers together, no matter the size of the group or location.
- We ask everyone to wear a mask and do not consider masks to be optional.
- Keep distance of at least 6 feet from people.
- Reduce the time spent in crowded places while volunteering as the likelihood of coming in contact with people who are ill is greater.
- Do not allow volunteers to congregate in groups.
- Do not shake hands, hug, etc.
Practice Good Hygiene
- Stop hand shakes and use non-contact greeting methods.
- Clean hands at the door and schedule regular hand washing reminders.
- Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and desks regularly.
- Avoid touching your face. Wear a mask.
- Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning. We recommend staying outside as much as possible.
- DO NOT come volunteer if you have tested positive or if you are sick.
- Remember these simple reminders: Monitor your symptoms -- Stay home if you are sick -- Wash your hands -- Maintain social distance -- Wear masks
- Clearly communicate the guidelines in multiple ways to every volunteer/person who enters your space.
- Cap your capacity of volunteers if needed.
- Persons in vulnerable populations (in the state of Florida this has been defined as persons over the age of 65 or those with underlying medical conditions) are encouraged to stay home from volunteering.
- Keep up with guidelines.