Reopening Plan

The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix will gradually reopen the Humanist Community Center in compliance with all federal, state, and municipal restrictions and guidance. While HSGP has been exempt from mandatory closure under Governor Ducey’s stay-at-home order, which does not prohibit activities protected by the First Amendment, HSGP will voluntarily follow all recommended precautions to ensure the safety of our community. 

  1. Face coverings are required for all in attendance. When using a cloth face covering, make sure:
    • The mouth and nose are fully covered
    • The covering fits snugly against the sides of the face so there are no gaps
    • You do not have any difficulty breathing while wearing the cloth face covering
    • The cloth face covering can be tied or otherwise secured to prevent slipping
    • Wash your cloth face covering after each use in the washing machine or by hand using a bleach solution and allow it to completely dry.
  2. Frequent hand washing and sanitization is strongly encouraged. HSGP will supply hand sanitizer and wipes with at least 60% alcohol and encourage their use.
  3. HSGP will have tissues and no-touch garbage cans available.
  4. HSGP trained staff and volunteers will sanitize all surfaces in areas that have been used after each gathering and encourage attendees to use sanitizer and to wash their hands upon their return home.
  5. HSGP will implement a symptom-check of volunteers prior to events.
  6. Posters on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 will be posted at the entrance and other locations.
  7. Anyone who feels sick will be asked to stay home.
  8. Anyone who is at higher risk of severe illness and / or their household members will be strongly discouraged from attending. Those at highest risk include:
    • adults over the age of 65;
    • anyone with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart, respiratory disease or any other underlying medical conditions
    • anyone who is immunocompromised
  9. Consistent with applicable federal and State laws and regulations, HSGP will put in place policies that protect the privacy and confidentiality of people at higher risk for severe illness regarding underlying medical conditions.
  10. Food at the Center other than pre-packaged snacks and beverages is suspended until further notice. Social distancing will be required and enforced for all in attendance.
    • Chairs will be set out no less than six feet apart from one another. Members of the same household may sit in groups of no more than four that will be restricted to members of the same household.
  11. HSGP reading materials will be limited and not shared.
  12. The total capacity of the meeting room will be capped at 10 households and 30 individuals until further notice. This may be increased in phases at the discretion of the HSGP President, Vice President or Executive Director at that point, provided the other requirements have been enforced.
  13. The Center will not reopen physically until the total number of cases in Arizona goes down over a fourteen day period as per CDC guidelines.
  14. Our normal encouragement of carpooling is suspended.
  15. In the interest of fairness, attendance restrictions will be enforced, to the extent possible, on an RSVP basis with essential staff and volunteers having reserved slots.

Live streaming and virtual attendance will continue in order to maximize participation in compliance with these rules. This Reopening Plan will be posted online, and hard copies will be posted near every entrance to the Humanist Community Center.

Best regards,
Luke Douglas, Esq.
Executive Director
General Counsel
Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix

Guidance on Reopening approved by the Board of Directors on June 28, 2020


Consider what needs to be cleaned and how

Poster to stop spread×17-en.pdf

How to wash hands

Wearing and taking off a facemask

Protection for Higher Risk

How to speak about COVID respectfully

Detailed disinfection that includes what to do if someone becomes ill during an event or someone was diagnosed shortly afterward:  Might be good for training volunteers, too.