Update Jan. 7, 2023

KN95 or surgical masks are required during worship and choir rehearsals.  Please no cloth masks.  Masks are optional at other times.  This policy is in effect until the end of February, at which time the Pandemic Policy Team will decide whether to drop the mask requirement.

The Pandemic Policy Team has adopted a new, simplified COVID Policy 4.1.  We are in Phase 2, and will remain in this phase through the winter respiratory virus season.

During Phase 2:

  • No capacity limits.
  • Masks required for worship services and choir through the end of February 2023. N95, KN95, or surgical masks (no cloth.)  Optional at other times. 
  • Being up to date on vaccines is strongly recommended for all.
  • Staff and choir are required to have the bivalent booster (honor system).

The Pandemic Policy Team will consider moving to Phase 1 (open with no restrictions) in the spring, after the respiratory virus season has ended.  Conversely, should there be a severe COVID spike leading to hospital overwhelm, we will move into Phase 3 with restrictions that will be announced at that time.  At the present time, we do not expect hospital overwhelm to occur.

As a community of care, we are providing many ways for people to participate even if they feel particularly at risk. Our vibrant livestream is available to those both near and far. We will facilitate hybrid gatherings to include people from home for Second Hour, Covenant Groups, and more.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to any member of the the Pandemic Policy Team with questions or concerns.

Jeff Fetter, BJ Entwisle, Rev. Lyn Marshall, Belinda Nerl, Heidi Page, Jim Schlosser, and Lea Smith