9F, No. 35, Dexing West Road

Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

台北市士林區德行西路35號9樓,辦公室33號8樓

© 2019 Roots Church

Coronavirus Health & Safety Statement

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:
 

Sunday Services:

  1. 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.

  2. Anyone whose temperature registers above 37.5C will be asked to not enter the building, please return home and monitor your symptoms.

  3. When attending Sunday service at Roots Church, please wear a face mask and avoid handshakes or hugs to protect yourself and others.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. We will follow any guidelines are established by the CDC and City of Taipei.


Kids Program:

  1. The Kids Space will undergo a monthly process of disinfecting the entire facility during the peak period of virus spread.

  2. Kids Program teachers are instructed to put face masks on any child who displays cold-like symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, etc.

  3. The teachers will accompany all students to wash their hands with soap and water prior to eating snacks.

  4. In between services, the classrooms will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes.

  5. 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.


All the best,
Nelson Liu

Lead Pastor


For further information please visit: 

Taiwan CDC
Taipei City, Department of Health