Weather Delay and Church Closure Policy – approved by JBCC and the Security/Safety Committee of JWS
To always keep safety concerns at the forefront for all that need to travel, it is agreed that the policy be:
When there is a two-hour weather delay for the Salisbury School District, people involved in morning (AM) activities scheduled to occur during that time frame should also observe a delay to allow sufficient time to clear parking areas and sidewalks before they arrive at the church. (ex. 9 AM start means 11 AM start)
When inclement weather is predicted for a Sunday morning, staff and officers shall be in touch with each other on a Saturday to develop a plan. Early Sunday morning the church staff will make the final decision to cancel church due to weather. Postings will be made on WMFZ Channel 69, the church website and FACEBOOK page. A mass email is sent to those who get our newsletter, text messages and phone calls will be made to those serving as ushers, choir members and lay readers. All others who would like to receive a personal message can sign up through the church office. Notice of this policy will be listed in the November to February newsletters and in church bulletins throughout the winter months.
Evening meeting cancellations will be discussed between staff and officers and contact will be made with those who are to be in attendance.
Music directors will determine if they will hold rehearsals.
Most important is that if you feel unsafe traveling in inclement weather, please stay home and be safe. Decisions are made on how travel will be when going to activities and also how will the return travel be for those might show up.