Fall 2022 COVID-19 Guidelines

Revised Fall 2022 COVID Guidelines

(Effective 9/7/2022)

Worship

     ● Weekly worship will be offered in a multi-platform format, in the sanctuary and

        via Zoom.

     ● All in-person participants are advised to wear well-fitting masks fully covering

        nose and mouth. A supply of medical-grade masks will be available at both

        entrances to the sanctuary.

     ● Provided all singers are masked and fully vaccinated/boosted, worship may

        include congregational, choir, small group and solo singing.

Religious Education

     ● Adult leaders and volunteers must be fully vaccinated and boosted.

     ● All participants, volunteers, and leaders are advised to to wear well-fitting masks

        for the duration of RE programming. A supply of youth sized surgical masks will

        be available.

     ● When in session, an air purifier should be operated in the RE activity space for

        improved ventilation.

Social Hour

     ● People are advised to mask in the Upper Parish Hall. Please do not consume food

         except water for hydration in the UPH               

     ● Coffee, Tea, beverages and snacks if available, may be consumed outside,

         unmasked

     ● Masks should be worn in the Lower Parish Hall, but may be lowered when eating

        or drinking

Small Group Gatherings

  • Congregational gatherings may take place in the Upper and Lower Parish Halls at regular capacity rates. 
  • Light food and beverages may be served and enjoyed outside unmasked.
  • Masks should be worn in the Lower Parish Hall, but may be lowered when eating or drinking.

Committee Meetings

● Committees may elect to meet in person provided an online option is available

    for those who need/prefer to participate remotely.

● Masks are required for in-person participants.

Reporting Expectations

● Anyone who tests positive for COVID within 5 days of being in person at a church

    gathering is expected to notify a member of the COVID Advisory Task Force as

    early as possible.

● Anyone who tests positive for COVID or has a direct exposure to a positive case is

    advised to quarantine/isolate according to the CDC recommendations.

● If you or a family member have COVID, cold or flu symptoms, please administer

    an at-home, rapid test before attending any church gathering.

Last updated September 6, 2022