The CDC states that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or physically distance in either indoor or outdoor settings. We’ve followed CDC guidelines up to this point, and that’s what we’ll be doing now as well. Masks are optional in worship and adult programs for fully vaccinated people.
They continue to recommend unvaccinated people wear masks, and we would suggest this as well.
We know that some of you are not yet comfortable in public without masks, and some have yet to be vaccinated, so while masks are optional for those who are vaccinated we encourage you to decide your own comfort level in removing your mask.
Also, given the size of the sanctuary and the rise in weekly numbers we will be reducing the distancing zones to THREE feet in order to both accommodate more attendees while still helping to maintain some physical distancing between family units.
Recognizing that most children and youth students have not yet been vaccinated, we will be consistent with the local schools’ policies, and require masks for staff, volunteers and participants five and older in our preschool, children and youth ministry programs.
While we are happy and excited to return to a form of normalcy, we do want to continue to protect those in our congregation that are vulnerable, while letting each family determine their own level of comfort. We will continue to stream our service live for those of our church family that are unable to join us in person. And we will continue to pray for an end to the pandemic when we can all safely be fully together again.