COVID-19 RESPONSE

Current Level: 4

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COVID Response Update: Level 4

In response to two consecutive weeks of >10% test positivity rate as reported by the Texas Medical Center (TMC COVID Dashboard), our response level has been updated to Level 4, effective 1/7/22.  As a reminder, this includes:  Require check-in and/or attendance taking for gatherings Require masks to be worn on-site at all times Maintain social distance of 6 feet from people of other households Restrict food from all indoor events
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WHCC’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Current LEVEL: 4

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FAQS

WHCC’s Response

WHCC leadership is meeting regularly to discuss and review the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19. We have activated our COVID response team which consists of key staff, lay leaders, and medical professionals in our church. Members of the team are closely monitoring the situation, relying on local, state, and federal health officials to ensure a consistent and coordinated response. WHCC is also coordinating with other local Chinese churches to make sure that issues related to our communities are appropriately addressed. We’d like to remind you to continue practicing good hygiene to lower the risk of becoming ill.

We’ll continue to address questions and concerns through regular communications and additions to the FAQ section of this page.

IN-PERSON SERVICE INFORMATION

We have made several upgrades to our facility to reduce the risk of disease transmission. We have:

  • Upgraded our HVAC units to include UV light disinfection and MERV-13 filters.
  • Converted all of our faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers to touchless units.
  • Installed additional touchless hand sanitizers around our facility.
  • Installed sneeze guards at critical locations where social distancing is not possible.
  • Rearranged our sanctuary seating to allow for more aisles to access seats.

No! We welcome everyone back to our in person services and look forward to seeing you again. All we ask is that everyone wears a mask while inside our church facilities. We also recognize there are those are hesitant to come back so we offer a livestream of our services on YouTube. 

As you prayerfully consider and prepare to attend the in-person service, we kindly ask that you:

  • Scan the QR code signs located around the lobby to let us know you’re checked in; and,
  • Wear a mask the entire time you and your family are in the church facilities.

QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

Currently, we are following the CDC’s guidelines for quarantine and isolation.

If you recently attended an in-person gathering (e.g. Sunday worship, Sunday school, small group, etc.), please notify the church by using our COVID-19 Self Reporting Form so that we can pray for your recovery. We also request that you do the following:

  • Please stay home from in-person gatherings until 5 days have passed since your positive test result or symptoms have stopped.
  • If you are able, please get a negative test (PCR or Antigen) before returning. 
  • Please notify any close contacts about your recent positive test so they may monitor their own symptoms.
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days starting from when you tested positive or began to experience symptoms.

Currently, we are following the CDC’s guidelines for quarantine and isolation.

For those who are close contacts with someone who tested positive for COVID, the guidelines are as follows: 

  • You do not need to quarantine if you do not have symptoms and if:
    • You are up to date with your vaccines; or,
    • You had a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
  • Quarantine at home for 5 days if:
    • You are not up to date with your vaccine; or
    • You have not tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Please get tested 5 days after exposure. 


Please continue to monitor yourselves, screening for symptoms, especially fever, cough, and unusual headaches or cold symptoms. If you or someone in your household develops symptoms within the next 10 days, please get tested and notify the church if positive by using our
COVID-19 Self Reporting Form. 

You are a close contact if you were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 but have not taken a viral test or received your results to confirm whether you have COVID-19, we ask that you prayerfully consider waiting to join in-person services and instead attending our online ministries and services and until you are able to confirm whether or not you have COVID-19. We would also love to pray for your recovery so please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.

Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.

Individuals who are fully vaccinated may not be up to date. Please note that our quarantine guidelines exempt individuals from quarantining if they are up to date with their vaccines.

Please visit CDC’s Stay Up to Date page to view the recommended vaccine and booster schedule.

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