Guidelines

Things To Consider Before Coming To Ridgeway Church:

Are you sick?
If you are experiencing fever, a cough, shortness of breath or if you're not feeling well, please stay home and join us online. 

Are you vulnerable?
If you are considered at higher risk for COVID-19, we encourage you to stay home and join us online. View CDC guidelines on people at higher risk.

Have you traveled?
Per the Wisconsin State Health Department recommendations, if you have returned from international travel or domestic travel from another state or county where there is sustained community transmission, please wait 14 days after your return (to ensure you are not sick) before coming to Ridgeway Church.


What To Expect: 

We will be reopening Sunday Service in person on Sunday, June 28th.

As part of our phased reopening process, we will be functioning at 50% of our capacity to allow for proper social distancing. This will limit the number of people allowed in our building at one time, therefore we will be requiring registration for service. Please register HERE to secure your spot. Register yourself and any members of your family that will be attending with you, each week for service.

While we are excited to welcome you back to church and wish we could give you a big hug, we will not be greeting you with hugs, high fives or handshakes for the time being. Please help us follow social distancing guidelines by doing the same.

Our Coffee Bar will be closed. You are welcome to bring in your own beverage with a lid, but please do not bring food into the building.  

Our Ridgeway Kids ministry is postponed until further notice. 

If you bring your kids, they need to stay with you at all times. If you feel uncomfortable with this option, we will continue offering our Sunday service online.

Activity books will be made available for kids 5th grade and under to use during service.

There will be no supervised youth seating. Please keep all children under 18 with you at all times.

We are limiting access to parts of our building as a safety precaution, but bathrooms will be available if needed. Stalls and sinks will be limited in order to keep with social distancing requirements. All drinking fountains will be closed. 

Masks are recommended - we will have masks available for those that need one

DHS recommends wearing a mask when social distancing is difficult. 

Please wear a mask when entering & exiting the building.

When seated (since social distancing will be enforced) you may remove your mask if you choose to do so. 


When Attending:

External doors will open 15 minutes before service. 

Please enter the church building through the East Washington / Lexington entrance (directly across from Cress Funeral home). All other doors will be closed.* 

Upon entrance, a greeter will check you in for service. In order to reserve your spot, please register HERE.

Hand sanitizer will be available for use as you enter the building. 

As you enter the auditorium, a greeter will help you find a place to sit. Households should sit together in one row, but we ask that the 6 ft. social distancing rule be observed with non-family members.  

We will have an exit countdown on the screen at the close of service, please exit promptly. 

Please do all talking before and after service outside the church building, and adhere to the 6ft social distancing guidelines. 

*alternate entrance available for handicap accessibility 


What We Are Doing:

  • Thorough sanitization before, during & after service 
  • No paper bulletins - download our free Ridgeway App for a digital bulletin 
  • No Coffee Bar
  • No Ridgeway Kids service
  • Adhere to social distancing   
  • Limited building access 
  • One building entrance / exit