We know that mixing with other churches is often a highlight of a YouthWorks trip. Participants are encouraged to mix with other groups during free time/downtime, provided they follow safety guidelines.
That being said, the best practice is to limit interaction between groups of people. This way, if someone gets sick, it minimizes risk to the whole group. Because of this, we will limit mixing churches during service day, transportation and in sleeping rooms.
Service Day: Plan to serve in your crews throughout the day. As a reminder, crews will be a smaller subset of the larger church group, typically around 10 people.
Transportation: In a similar fashion, you will not transport participants from other churches or community members in your vehicles this summer. This is to minimize COVID-19 risk, as it is hard to social distance in vehicles.
Sleeping Rooms: While it may not be possible that each church has their own exclusive sleeping room, we are planning for churches to be able to stay in their own areas in sleeping rooms. To the extent possible, we will provide temporary barriers between church groups, in addition to the sleeping room protocols listed above.