Our Board of Trustees held a special meeting in early January to discuss the recommendation made by the Hybrid Services Task Force that we require proof of vaccination of all attendees at indoor worship services (when they resume).
The Board accepted the recommendation and approved the policy below. In the coming weeks, prior to our return to in-person services (no date for that yet, but we are working on it) look for more information about how we will be collecting proof of vaccination. Note that if the CDC recommends you get a booster, we will be looking for proof of the booster as well.
We know this latest surge has been a frustrating, difficult time, and many of us are anxious for the return of in-person services and events. Thank you for your patience as we await safer conditions and warmer weather!
Faithfully yours, Brooke
COVID-19 Vaccination Status Policy
adopted by the Board of Trustees on Jan. 5, 2022
In order to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection and to encourage robust participation in our in-person, indoor worship services, all attendees will be required to show proof of up-to-date vaccination according to the current CDC guidelines*. Staff will be responsible for recording proof of vaccination and keeping a current list of those cleared to attend.
While we deeply sympathize with those who are ineligible for the vaccine (whether by reason of age or rare medical condition), unfortunately we will not make exceptions in these cases to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to those attending in-person services. Everyone in attendance at in-person, indoor worship services must be fully vaccinated. We encourage those not vaccinated to attend our services and classes on Zoom. The Board will revisit this policy as necessary.
*As of Jan. 5, 2022, this includes booster shots.