Update – September 26, 2021

Masks required – N95, KN95, or double-mask anytime you are in the building
Preregistration required for in-person worship
Vaccination required for all who are eligible (honor system) for in-person worship services
Due to the Delta variant and rising transmission, we are again requiring preregistration for in-person worship so we can accommodate everyone. A link to sign up will be sent to Members and Friends weekly. Please use that link to sign up. If you did not receive the link or are new to our congregation, email lea@concorduu.org so office staff can send you the link. All adults should register using their own link. (Kids are welcome without preregistration.)
The first 50 people to arrive will be seated in the Sanctuary. So far, we have been able to accommodate everyone in the Sanctuary, but if more than 50 folks come, we’ll have extra seating to enjoy the livestream in Fellowship Hall.
We’ll still offer vibrant livestream worship and encourage this option for anyone who is at high risk or not vaccinated.

 

Which rooms can you use?

Church groups are welcome to meet in Fellowship Hall, which has a lovely new meeting space and is set up for hybrid meetings so that some can join via Zoom if they wish. Fellowship Hall and the Sanctuary are open, with mechanical ventilation plus an air purifier. The Parlor, Library, and most other rooms are still CLOSED to groups due to inadequate ventilation. The staff and PPT beg your cooperation as none of us enjoy being the “enforcer.”  We hope people will follow the rules in the spirit of community.

Please get vaccinated!

The PPT wants to put in a strong word for all eligible persons to be vaccinated.  The available science is very clear about the safety and protective benefit of all currently available COVID vaccines.   To protect oneself, one’s family and other church members, we strongly encourage vaccination for all who are eligible.

If anyone is having difficulty accessing a vaccine, please let us know and we will help.  If anyone would like to (privately) express concerns or discuss vaccination issues, please feel free to contact the PPT through the church office staff.

Don’t hesitate to talk to any member of the Pandemic Policy Team if you have questions or concerns:  Jeff Fetter, Belinda Nerl, Jim Schlosser, BJ Entwisle, Heidi Page, Lea Smith, Rev. Lyn Marshall, Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger.

 

You have COVID or you’ve been exposed…

when can you return to church?

These policies apply to all church events and events on church property:
 
Policy for people with COVID
  1. If you test positive for COVID with no symptoms you may not attend for a minimum of 10 days after the positive test.  If you have symptoms of COVID-19 with your positive test, you may not attend until at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first started AND at least 24 hours have passed since you had a fever (without using fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen), and your symptoms are improving.
  2. If you test positive or have COVID symptoms, and have been to a church event or on church property in the prior two days, notify the church office.

Policy for people who have close contact with someone who has COVID:

  1. If you are unvaccinated and you have someone in your household who has COVID, you cannot participate in church activities for 10 days after the last close contact. This rule is in keeping with DHHS’ Quarantine Guide for Unvaccinated People Exposed to COVID in their Household.
  2. If you are unvaccinated and you have close contact with someone outside your household who has COVID, you are not prohibited from church events.  Please follow the guidance in Self-Observation Guide for People Exposed to COVID-19 Who Are Not Required to Quarantine.
  3. If you are vaccinated and have close contact with someone either inside or outside your household who has COVID, you are not prohibited from church events.  Please follow the guidance in Self-Observation Guide for People Exposed to COVID-19 Who Are Not Required to Quarantine.