Riverside takes health and safety seriously. We want you and your children to feel safe when attending services. We continue to work diligently to make that happen.
Our parking lots are monitored for unusual activity, a team member is stationed in the educational building during class time and at least one team member is roaming the building during services.
The building is monitored regularly by the Safety Team and others to avoid issues that might result in trips and falls. Exit signs are monitored to ensure the signs are working properly; fire extinguishers are up to date; and there are no items in the parking lot that could cause injury to members or visitors. Defibrillators are on site and monitored regularly to ensure proper working condition.
Child safety is a primary concern. A policy “Children and Youth Protection Policy” is followed by all teachers and volunteers to protect the children. Teachers escort the children from the education building to the auditorium in the main building at the conclusion of the Bible class period. The following list contains some of the requirements found in the policy for teacher volunteers:
- All teachers must complete an application listing standard contact information, their qualifications, and abilities for that ministry.
- All teachers must be members of Riverside for at least 3 months.
- All teachers must be at least 18 years old.
- All teachers will be required to undergo a Criminal Background Check.
This policy is given to each teacher to read and acknowledge.
You can find specific information about how we are dealing with COVID-19 here: https://rscoc.org/your-safety/covid-19