effective June 22, 2021
Mask wearing is now optional for vaccinated people and strongly encouraged for unvaccinated people.
Distancing is now limited to two sections of socially distanced seating in the sanctuary:
- first floor: half of the cushioned seating area on the Barrington Road side
- balcony: one section of the balcony area on the Barrington Road side
All other barriers and traffic flow indicators will now be removed.
We ask everyone to respect the desired distance preferences of others. Not everyone is comfortable with the same degree of closeness.
We especially ask you to be mindful of children outside of your household as no one under 12 is likely to be vaccinated and there are concerns about virus variants effecting children.
Other changes of note
We no longer have any capacity limit (outside of the two distanced sections).
We will no longer ask you to sign up for in person worship.
We will no longer check temperatures at the door.
Policies that are not changing (for now)
Offering plates will be placed near the sanctuary entrance and exit with a deacon standing nearby to help and monitor. No offering will be collected during the service. You may continue to give online or by mail as well.
We will keep the current communion cups for the time being as well.
Please remember that there are still risks involved in gathering together for worship in this season. These guidelines are not meant to replace the wisdom and advice of your physician(s).
Please stay home and worship online if you are: (a) sick; (b) recently tested positive for COVID-19; or (c) unvaccinated AND exposed to COVID within the last 14 days; (d) unvaccinated AND in a vulnerable group (e.g. you have pre-existing conditions); (e) uncomfortable with either the risks involved or the restrictions we have decided upon.