As schools across the country delay opening or transition to remote learning due to an outbreak of COVID-19, churches are offering their facilities as remote-learning sites for children. Many churches are serving the working parents of their communities by offering safe places for children to participate in virtual learning while being supervised. Some churches are providing use of computer equipment as needed by children, while other churches are even working with local schools or non-profits to offer additional assistance. However your church chooses to serve the families in your community, the goal should be to ensure the safety and security of the children in your care.
Talk to your agent and consider the following points to maximize this ministry opportunity and to protect your people and the children you serve.
Speak with your insurance agent to make sure your church is covered for this exposure. Your agent can assess whether there are any insurance concerns regarding this temporary ministry opportunity.
Brotherhood Mutual offers the following additional resources to help your church provide a safe and secure environment for everyone you serve.
The information provided in this article is intended to be helpful, but it does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for the advice from a licensed attorney in your area. We strongly encourage you to regularly consult with a local attorney as part of your risk management program.
Posted September 4, 2020
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