Coronavirus Health & Safety Statement
LAST UPDATED: May 14, 2021
Dear Roots Church,
Due to the increased local transmission of COVID-19, the Tianmu Economic Building Management (天母經貿大樓) has required all tenants to cancel large gatherings.
As such, Roots Church will cancel in-person services and activities until June 8th. We will be transitioning to online church starting this Sunday, May 16th, and resume in-person service on June 13th.
Please visit our website for more service details.
LAST UPDATED: May 12, 2021
Dear Roots Church,
Due to the recent local transmissions of COVID-19, the Taiwan CDC is recommending that all indoor gatherings exceeding 100 people be cancelled until June 8th.
Roots Church is aware of the recent mandate and attendance restriction, and will continue to comply with the CDC guidelines.
In the recent months, our average per service attendance has been in the mid-80’s, which keeps us in compliance with the CDC mandate. We will continue to meet on Sundays as we keep up with the preventive measures we practice each week: wearing of masks and the visitor check-in process (temperature/symptom check, travel check).
However, there will be some slight changes. Until further notice from the CDC, please make note of the following changes if you plan to attend Sunday service:
Please do not bring or consume food or drinks in the 9F Auditorium or 8F Kids Space.
Due to the new attendance restriction, there may be a possibility you may be turned away if we approach the attendance limit.
We will notify you pending further development of the situation.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
LAST UPDATED: March 11, 2021
Dear Roots Church,
In the midst of the widespread coverage of the news on the coronavirus and with our collective sense of anxiousness and uncertainty ratcheted up with every additional confirmed case reported, we want to keep you informed of what is happening at Roots Church.
First of all, the Bible reminds the Christians, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil4:6-7) Our peace does not come from assurance that our faith makes us immune from the coronavirus, or that our efforts of infection control will guarantee that we won’t get sick. Rather, our peace comes from our God, Jesus Christ, who is before all things, and in whom all things hold together. That means he sustains us and keeps us in his hands, come what may. “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.” (Jn6:39)
That said, Roots Church will continue to hold public services unless recommended otherwise by Taipei City or the national government. However, we want to be as wise as serpents, and exercise our wisdom in making Roots Church a safe environment for worship. Below are precautions we have implemented:
We request that if you, or those living with you, have recently returned from traveling abroad to not come to Sunday service until you have completed the 2-week self-management as required by the CDC.
Everyone entering the building is required to undergo a forehead temperature screening and asked to wash hands with alcohol hand sanitizer, which is provided in the first floor lobby.
Anyone whose temperature registers above 37.5C will be asked to not enter the building, please return home and monitor your symptoms.
When attending Sunday service at Roots Church, please wear a face mask and avoid handshakes or hugs to protect yourself and others.
We understand some may be at higher risk of infection due to various underlying conditions and avoid gathering in public places. Roots Church will provide sermon audio for anyone who will be helped by this during this time.
If you or your children experience any cold or flu-like symptoms such as: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat or other symptoms, please do not attend church. Contact your healthcare provider, drink lots of fluid, and rest.
We will follow any guidelines are established by the CDC and City of Taipei.
The Kids Space will undergo a monthly process of disinfecting the entire facility during the peak period of virus spread.
Kids Program teachers are instructed to put face masks on any child who displays cold-like symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, etc.
Snacks will not be provided during Kids Program at this time; kids will receive a snack on their way out to enjoy at home.
In between services, the classrooms will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes.
In the mean time, please continue to practice good personal hygiene: wash hands often and thoroughly with soap and water, cover your cough/sneezes, and as best you can, avoid touching your face.
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