Covid 19: River Hills Reopening Policy

With the recent Covid-19 shut downs beginning to lift and our state beginning to re-open, we wanted to take a moment to inform you of our reopening plan. After a significant amount of prayer and thorough preparation we will resume both, 9:30 & 11:00am services on June 7th.

While churches have been exempt from governmental oversight we want to do our best to follow the CDC guidelines for safely reopening our building and offering services. As such, here is some of what you can expect upon returning to River Hills.

Our greeters at all doors will be instructed to refrain from shaking hands with our guests. We will continue to give a friendly smile (some with our eyes!) and a warm welcome.

Volunteers and staff will be disinfecting all high traffic areas; this will include entrance doors, doorknobs, restroom facilities, etc. Additionally, items for sanitizing the seating areas in the auditorium will be provided to guests for cleanup of their area before they leave.

We will have no touch hand sanitizer stations in place and facial tissue will be available throughout the building. 

Based on guidance from the CDC and the State of Ohio, personal protective equipment will be optional for most, but not all volunteers. Mask and gloves will be required of all volunteers handling food or drink, programs, communion and collecting offering. Masks and gloves will be available at our Welcome Center for anyone desiring to use them. Will respect everyone’s personal choice regarding PPE.

Social distancing for adults and families will be self-monitored. 

Please note that while we are resuming main services on June 7th our River Kids and River Student Ministries will be delayed in their opening.  

River Student Ministries will resume Sunday morning Middle School programming June 14th during our 9:30 & 11am services. High School Surge events will resume the evening of June 14th from 6:30-8pm.  Wednesday night Middle School programing will resume for the summer starting June 17th.

The safety of our River Kids is important to us. Therefore, our River Kids ministries will have a phased reopening. For the month of June we will not have any programming for our River Kids Nursery through Mix456. We do encourage families to sit together in our main services. We will provide activities for them to do in our services. We also plan on making sure that your family has the necessary materials you need to continue to teach your children at home. 

Barring any changes to CDC and governmental guidelines beginning July 5th we will resume River Kids Elementary and Mix456 programming. Remaining classes will resume in the weeks to follow. Please note these dates are tentative as we aim to ensure that we have an environment that meets the recommendations for your children’s safety. 

Finally, the church building will be closed for all other group activities and group meetings, until further notice.  For more information and updates, please visit

If you do not plan on rejoining us in person right away, we will continue to offer full services online at and on our River Hills Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing and worshiping with you on June 7th


Your River Hills Staff.

Due to statewide school closings, some students will not be provided their usual weekly lunches. We want to do our part in our community, so please bring Lunchables, Spaghetti Os, or fruit cups to church. We will distribute these items to neighborhoods during school closures.

If you or anyone you know needs assistance for your child, please call our office (513) 677-7600.

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