In light of lower COVID19 infection rates, higher rates of vaccination, and new guidance from the CDC, the Safe Worship Team feels confident that we can relax many of the restrictions put in place since November to allow us to worship together safely.
Basically, most of the worship attender precautions put in place are now optional, with an expectation that we each respect the precautions of others.
Facial covering will be optional. The CDC still recommends masks and physical distancing for folks who have not completed vaccinations for COVID19. Attending worship without a mask will be at your own risk.
While physical distancing will no longer be required for separate households, we ask that all who come to worship respect each neighbor’s comfort level in terms of distancing and other precautions. Some of us will continue to choose to wear masks and practice physical distancing of 6 feet for a variety of health reasons. As we return to worshipping together, please continue to allow 4–6 feet of physical distance between you and those seated around you in pews unless you are invited to sit together. There will no longer be markers on the pews.
We will continue to minimize contact by sharing communion with individual cups, by sharing the peace through American Sign Language by default, and by continuing to collect offering in stationary baskets. Hand sanitizer will continue to be available in the sanctuary pews and at the entrance/exit.
Online worship will continue to be offered.
Registration will no longer be necessary. Please come and worship with us at 9:45!
Drive through communion will still be offered for 30 minutes following Sunday’s worship service.