Gospel Singers of America Cornonavirus Update
May 20th, 2020
Dear GSofA Community,
Thank you for your patience in awaiting this update. I have been holding off connecting with you because things are constantly changing. At this time, with much prayer and consideration, we have decided to carefully proceed with our 2020 session of Gospel Singers of America. We have consulted with many health experts and pastors in the Mississippi community about this decision. We have developed a plan in consultation with the Mississippi ordinance, medical professionals, and our Board of Directors. We are dedicated to abiding by Governor Reeve’s suggestions and applying them in our ministry.
GSofA will look and feel very different this summer, but it is our top priority to keep all of our faculty, staff and students as safe as possible. There will be many changes that will take place on our campus, but we ask that our students help implement these changes to the best of their ability. Though your child’s GSofA experience is still a few weeks away, we are working every day, in every area, to make sure summer 2020 will be a memorable one.
We will be using a five step plan to ensure your child’s health.
Reasonable Contact Reduction
Upon arrival, all guests and students will be screened by one of our health team members before entering the campus. This screening will consist of temperature checks and providing a signed copy of our COVID-19 questionnaire before entering the campus. Visitors will be limited to parents or legal guardians of the student. The student will be asked to turn in mandatory health questionnaire. This questionnaire will provide vital information for our staff to insure the best care for each student. Daily monitoring of students health and temperature will be documented by our health team each morning. If students or staff show symptoms or signs of an illness, they will be quarantined to their dorm room and sent home as soon as possible.
We are prepared to have an exclusive sanitation team to monitor and clean all high traffic areas on campus, as well as dorm rooms, restrooms, cafeteria, practice rooms, and other areas on campus. Cleanings of these areas will take place multiple times a day with commercial disinfectants.
Hand-washing will be mandatory before entering the cafeteria, auditorium, and dorm rooms. A hand washing station will be installed outside of our auditorium for use by all attendees on campus. Hand sanitization stations will be located outside of each classroom and students will be encouraged to use them before and after class.
Our health care team, faculty and staff will be monitoring the students healthy daily. A daily log will be kept of all temperatures and medications received.
Reasonable Contact Reduction
Dorm Rooms - All attendees will be roomed with their family members or members of the same church/community. All dorm rooms will operate at a lower occupancy level. Only members of the dorm room will be allowed in the specific room.
Meals - There will be an increase in meal shifts promoting contact reduction between students.
Classes/Activities - Program specific contact reduction measures. Staggered dismissal times and appropriate spacing between desk.
Campus - Contact reduction measures include spacing out exterior seating, contactless activities, and encouraging outdoor time.
I know that you will have many questions and we are open to them. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lastly, I ask that you keep our ministry in your prayers. In everything we do, we want to make sure the Lord is Glorified.
Pastor Glen Taylor
President of Gospel Singers of America
Afternoon in the Pines - Singing and so much more!
March 6th, 2021
Make plans to join us for our Afternoon in the Pines Fundraising Event on March 6th from 2pm-6:30pm at Pine Burr Country Club.
There will be activities for all ages starting at 2pm, followed by a singing at 4pm and dinner at 5pm. A silent auction will be open from 2pm till 5pm with items for everyone!
Tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of the event. Tickets include: Souvenir Cup, Access to all Games, Access to the Silent Auction, entry to the Singing and Dinner.
Gospel Singers of America Charitable Golf Tournament
March 6th, 2021
Proceeds from this tournament will go to the benefit and welfare of the school.
The Tournament will be held at Pine Burr Golf Course in Wiggins, Mississippi on March 6th, 2021