Vestal church getting creative with social distancing

first_img“They’ll choose a green wristband if they’re like, ‘I’m good you want to talk, you want to hug, you want to shake hands,’ if somebody else has a green one, they’re welcome to do that after services in the parking lot. If they select yellow, it’s like ‘ Hey I’m looking forward to talking to you, but I’m not really comfortable right now touching, hugging, shaking hands.’ And red, which is kind of like the stop sign, is basically like, “I’m just glad to be here, but I’m just not ready yet to talk or to hug, but boy am I glad I’m here.” After choosing a wristband, church goers sit socially distanced in the sanctuary and due to the limited in person capacity, those who cannot attend can live stream the services too. He continued: VESTAL (WBNG) — Normally, when you see wristbands, you think of a party — a way to track people coming in and out. But at The Family Life Church in Vestal, it’s a way to practice social distancing.center_img “Of course everybody on our service team has had to change what used to be a hug and a warm embrace to “Good morning. How are you?” from a safe distance and so when people come into the church now, we ask them to make a selection, ” said Pastor Joe Coudreit. The creative changes come at a time where more and more COVID 19 cases are being blamed on a cluster that began at a church in Chemung county, healthy officials say.last_img