These guidelines have been developed by the Healthy Church Team to ensure that Baylake UMC is safe for all who gather together. The guidelines have been created based on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) General Guidelines and local health officials.


This guidance is based on the CDC guidelines in conjunction with utilizing updated tools for assessing the COVID-19 risk levels, LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH for the City of Virginia Beach. All decisions about implementing these strategies (e.g., alteration or reduction of services, event cancellations, other social distancing measures) will be made locally, in collaboration with local health officials who can help determine the level of transmission in the community.

The team members include Clark Cundiff (Pastor), Jan Taylor (Leadership Council Chair), Robert Howard (Lay Leader), Howard Tant (Leadership Council), and Wendy Howard (Communications & Technology Chair). The team will continue to monitor and revise the guidelines as new information is available.