COVID-19 Arrival Checklist

Hinton Center Summer Missions COVID-19 Arrival Procedures Checklist

Please read and fill out this form at at least SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL. You need your group leader's email address to fill out the form.

As many of us have experienced, COVID-19 has caused countless disruptions to our plans and daily habits. Here at the Hinton Center, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our guests, neighbors (homeowners) and staff. This means this summer’s Hinton Center experience will be different from past years. We are still very excited for you to join us, and we have a few notes to prepare you for your time at the Hinton Center relative to COVID-19.

Hinton Center is taking the threat of infection extremely seriously because if we are careless, we could cause the death of a neighbor/homeowner, most of whom are members of vulnerable populations.

Our safe and healthy home repair program provides an essential service to those whose homes are unsafe, unhealthy, and/or are in danger of becoming unhealthy or unsafe. Thus, we are continuing to go to worksites as we are able. We have implemented sanitizing and distancing practices while at worksites to reduce the homeowner’s and our own exposure as much as possible. Our plans are to work outside of homes, focus on firewood and garden ministry, and work on Hinton Center campus.


We adopted many practices to ensure our duty as responsible neighbors is fulfilled, including the following:

  • Thoroughly washing hands with soap for the prescribed 20+ seconds when entering the dining room before meals, after using the bathroom, and liberally throughout the day
  • Sneezing and coughing into the crook of our elbows or into our shirts and not into our hands
  • Updating each other on any symptoms we develop, no matter how minor or seemingly unrelated the symptom may be
  • Following general healthy practices to support our immune systems such as getting plenty of rest and physical activity, implementing stress management techniques, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating nutritious food
  • Wearing masks when needed
  • Respecting the comfort level of others in the community regarding personal space
  • Remaining flexible and open to new procedures as decided by the community
  • Following additional guidelines set forth in the “Welcome” sheet