Outdoor Gathering Guidelines

Westover Hills United Methodist Church

Effective Immediately for Gatherings beginning July 25, 2020

As the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church continues to operate within the gathering guidelines of Stage 2 as outlined in the Technical Assistance Manual (TAM), Westover Hills United Methodist Church will allow and encourage outdoor gatherings as follows:

  1. Outdoor Gatherings of not more than 50 people must be schedule seven (7) days in advance using by filling out the Outdoor Gathering Request form located at the bottom of this page.


  1. Outdoor Gatherings of not more than 50 people may be scheduled for the following locations on the church grounds:
    1. Paved Parking Lot to rear of parsonage
    2. Front Lawn outside Office Door
    3. Front Lawn at the corner of Westover Hills Blvd and King William Rd. (next to church sign)


  1. Masks are required, except for children under the age of 2.


  1. Health Forms are required to be filled out by each participant. Health Forms are good for

7 days. Each time a group gathers, new forms are required per participant. The online form can be found at: https://evc.vaumc.org/home/ . Click on the gold button “COVID Health Acknowledgement Form”. Follow the instructions to locate Westover Hills. Westover Hills is in the Richmond District.


○ Note: It is very important that all participants self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, gastrointestinal issues, chills, and new loss of taste and/or smell). If any symptoms appear, the person cannot attend the gathering.


  1. For gatherings with children and youth, Safe Sanctuary (Child Protection Policy) guidelines are to be followed.


  1. Maintain a distance of 6 feet apart per person. Family groups can sit together.


  1. Bring your own chairs and/or towels/blankets.


  1. Bring your own food and beverages.


  1. Buildings and Restrooms are not open.


  1. Taking attendance is required. The leader of the group will maintain and keep the list.


  1. Vehicles must be parked in every other parking space.


For questions concerning these guidelines, contact Carter Younger or Dr. Kelsey Salley, or contact the church office using information listed above.

VAUMC Guidelines are found here
If you plan to attend an outdoor gathering at WHUMC, please register within 7 days of the event using the button below.  using the button below: