The Board of Trustees has approved the reopening of the church for regular Sunday Services, starting Sunday, March 13, within these parameters:
- In order to attend in person, you must be fully vaccinated (with the exception of children 5 years of age and younger, who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated). Fully vaccinated means either: the first two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine plus the booster dose; or, the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, plus the booster dose.
- Masks are optional.
- Seating will no longer be socially distanced.
- The number of attendees will no longer be capped, and advance sign-up will no longer be required.
Services will continue to be broadcast via Zoom for those who cannot or choose not to attend in-person. To request the Zoom link, email email@example.com.
Coffee hour also returns (although there may not actually be coffee on the 13th, feel free to gather in the fellowship hall).
Other activities can resume at the church following the same parameters for Sunday Services. In addition, the Zoom room remains an option for meetings. If a group wishes to offer a hybrid option, someone from the group will need to bring their own laptop or tablet to facilitate this.
While the Covid situation has vastly improved, the risk is not zero. Therefore, attendance at Services or other church act ivies is at your own risk. Each individual must make decisions based on their own health and the health of their family.
In addition, please be mindful of others’ tolerance for close contact. While many of us are eager to walk in and embrace everyone, please ask before you hug!
Finally, while we hope the worst days of the pandemic are behind us, it remains likely that new strains of the virus will develop. The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the Covid situation and recommendations of health experts at the CDC and other trusted sources. Should it become necessary, the Board will revise these guidelines.