COVID 19 Guidelines

The Bishop has issued the following statement and interim guidance that allows Vestries and Priests-In-Charge to consider their contexts and move to "Phase II" which allows vaccinated individuals to unmask, but still requires masking for unvaccinated people. Your patience and prayers are much appreciated during this transitional time. Here are our new policies:

  1. Registration is no longer required to attend. There is now no maximum attendance or service duration limit. Our services typically last about 1.5 hours. 

  2. When entering the Nave, you will be asked to find a seat on one of the bright green circles in order to preserve 3-6 ft of social distancing between households/pods. Three feet of social distancing between households/pods is still in effect for everyone, with no one seated directly behind another in the pews.

  3. Masks and social distancing are required for unvaccinated individuals or individuals not fully vaccinated (please consider joining us for YouTube worship or 8 AM worship and consider sitting in the South Transept for 10:15 AM, which has greater distancing, 6 feet between households). An usher will assist you. 

  4. Masks are only encouraged for fully vaccinated individuals, especially when singing at 10:15 AM. 

  5. Everyone is now encouraged to sing on Sundays alongside our choir, which will resume processing.

  6. Communion will now be taken at the rail, with 3 feet distancing between pods using the green dots for guidance.

  7. Live-streaming: The 8 AM and 10:15 AM worship schedule will continue (both will be live-streamed on Youtube for now, although 8 AM will have it's last stream on June 20).

  8. Coffee hour is resuming with only coffee but we need volunteers to bring refreshments (let Susanne know if you are willing to bring something and she'll create a rotation).

  9. Ministry groups internal to the church may reserve space with Susanne, our parish administrator, and meet, 3 feet apart, masks optional for those vaccinated. Unvaccinated people must defer to and mask on behalf of those with medical conditions or children who cannot be vaccinated in order to "love our neighbors" well. Ministry leaders are strongly encouraged to check with their groups about vaccination status prior to meetings to protect others’ privacy.

  10. Third parties may request to rent church space, but must sign a liability waiver, be approved by the Vestry and adhere to our most recent COVID-19 policies outlined in the Diocesan document linked above. They must submit this form and fill out the room rental agreements. Our parish hall can safely accommodate 100 people (masked, 3ft apart) for third party rentals.  Groups may meet 3 feet apart, masks optional for those vaccinated. Unvaccinated people must defer to and mask on behalf of those with medical conditions or children who cannot be vaccinated in order to "love our neighbors" well. Group leaders are strongly encouraged to check with their groups about vaccination status prior to meetings to protect others’ privacy.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued patience and understanding during this transitional time. Through it all, we are balancing the need for safety with the need to be together. No matter what, “in faith, we move forward” together.

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