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Covid 19

Heartland Community Church Temporary Changed Practices

Your attendance is voluntary and by attending in-person you are assuming the risks associated with contracting the COVID-19 virus.  

Self-Check/Stay Home/Household members

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever (greater that 100.4) or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

Definition of Higher Risk

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:

  • People 65 years and older

  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma

  • People who have serious heart conditions

  • People who are immunocompromised
    Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications

  • People with diabetes

  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

  • People with liver disease

You are strongly encouraged to conduct a self-check and if you or anyone in your household has any of the above symptoms or are identified to be at high risk please stay home.

Symptom Onset

If you begin to feel unwell while in the facility, you should immediately leave and isolate yourself at home.


Participants are strongly encouraged to regularly wash and/or sanitize their hands.  Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the worship facility.

Face Coverings and Masks

All worshippers should feel free to wear a face covering or mask.  Extra face masks will be provided. 

Social Distancing

  • Practice social distancing to maintain 3 feet of separation inside between households, whenever possible. Don’t shake hands or give hugs.

  • Practice good hygiene by using hand sanitizer upon entering the building and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer prior after touching surfaces and prior to touching your face. Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, your arm or a face covering.

  • Giving boxes for offering and the Building Fund will be provided. We continue to encourage electronic giving or by mail at 824 Church Ave.

  • A bathroom is open.

  • This will be a worship gathering only; no child or adult Sunday school will be offered at this time.

Occupancy Limits

HCC will limit occupancy to that identified by the State of Minnesota during current COVID-19 phase recommendations.

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