Readiness Assessment walks churches through the issues that they need to consider when starting to gather their members again in places of worship
SALT LAKE CITY, June 17, 2020 – SixFifty, the technology subsidiary of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, today released its free Return-to-Church Readiness Assessment to help religious leaders across the United States to evaluate whether they are prepared to safely start meeting again with their members in person during COVID-19. The Return-to-Church Readiness Assessment is fully automated and incorporates the world-class legal expertise at Wilson Sonsini. Church leaders can access the Assessment for free at www.sixfifty.com/returntochurch.
The Return-to-Church Readiness Assessment follows the launch of SixFifty’s Return-to-Work Toolset (www.sixfifty.com/returntowork), which helps businesses safely transition their employees back to the workplace as authorities begin to loosen restrictions and reopen parts of the economy. “We worked closely with the employment experts at Wilson Sonsini to develop tools to help businesses bring their employees back to the workplace during COVID-19,” said Kimball Dean Parker, CEO of SixFifty. “We noticed that many churches were not taking the same precautions to protect their members as businesses were taking to protect their employees. So we decided to try and help.”
As unfortunate cases have already shown, churches can provide ideal settings for the mass transmission of COVID-19, and if churches are not careful, they could quickly undo the work that state and local governments, businesses, families and individuals have done to stem the spread of the COVID-19. SixFifty’s automation platform walks churches through a series of questions regarding the necessary steps to safely meet again with their members in person during this pandemic. Based on the churches’ answers, the automation system generates a readiness assessment that churches can use to judge whether they are prepared to congregate again in person. Churches can take the readiness assessment as many times as they need to gauge their progress and ensure they are taking everything into account.
“For both businesses and churches, the stakes involved in bringing people back are extremely high and many of the issues involved are complex,” said Marina Tsatalis, employment law partner at Wilson Sonsini. “Churches need to consider many of the same issues businesses do when gathering people together.”
In addition to the Return-to-Church Readiness Assessment, SixFifty has also released free tools that help people delay paying their mortgage under the federal stimulus during COVID-19 (www.hellolender.org) and help renters communicate their rights under the federal stimulus to their landlords (www.hellolandlord.org). SixFifty also released tools to help businesses determine whether they are eligible for SBA loans and tax relief. Thousands of individuals and businesses have used SixFifty’s tools since the COVID-19 emergency began.
Headquartered in the Silicon Slopes area of Utah, SixFifty is a subsidiary of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and combines the expertise of the world’s leading technology law firm, made accessible through thoughtful technology. Led by a group of lawyers and software engineers that believe the law should be easier to navigate, SixFifty streamlines complex areas of the law by providing actionable, efficient and affordable solutions for individuals and businesses. For more information, please visit www.sixfifty.com.
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