Updated Policies Regarding Covid Precautions

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by: Joyce Bloomquist

09/08/2021

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Our Council, at the recommendation of the SMART Team, has approved these policies for stepping down COVID precautions: 

Step 1: when state mask mandates are not in effect (this is where we are NOW)

  • – masks optional in all church activities If you are not vaccinated, you are encouraged to continue wearing a mask.
  • – remove COVID signage from around building/bulletin pages, and discontinue building sign-in for contact tracing Hand washing and “cover your cough” signs will remain in strategic places.
  • – Coffee An’ may be served outdoors at the discretion of the Angel teams.


Step 2: when the following county-level guidelines are met: (mostly likely would happen by fall, unless there is a local outbreak) *Guidelines in italics have been met as of 9/8/21*

  • ~ Daily new cases per 100K are less than or equal to 10
  • ~ Infection rate is less than or equal to 1
  • ~ Positive test rate is less than or equal to 10%
  • ~ Percent of eligible population vaccinated is at least 70%

Then… return to “normal” church procedures which include:

  • – open all pews in sanctuary
  • – serve communion at front with bread and cups of wine/grape juice (wearing gloves or with obvious and frequent hand sanitizer use)
  • – resume indoor Coffee An’ and funeral luncheons

Once step 2 is achieved, if the county-level statistics spike, we will move back to step 1. If the state reissues the mask mandate, we will reinstate all Yellow level precautions.

Our Council, at the recommendation of the SMART Team, has approved these policies for stepping down COVID precautions: 

Step 1: when state mask mandates are not in effect (this is where we are NOW)

  • – masks optional in all church activities If you are not vaccinated, you are encouraged to continue wearing a mask.
  • – remove COVID signage from around building/bulletin pages, and discontinue building sign-in for contact tracing Hand washing and “cover your cough” signs will remain in strategic places.
  • – Coffee An’ may be served outdoors at the discretion of the Angel teams.


Step 2: when the following county-level guidelines are met: (mostly likely would happen by fall, unless there is a local outbreak) *Guidelines in italics have been met as of 9/8/21*

  • ~ Daily new cases per 100K are less than or equal to 10
  • ~ Infection rate is less than or equal to 1
  • ~ Positive test rate is less than or equal to 10%
  • ~ Percent of eligible population vaccinated is at least 70%

Then… return to “normal” church procedures which include:

  • – open all pews in sanctuary
  • – serve communion at front with bread and cups of wine/grape juice (wearing gloves or with obvious and frequent hand sanitizer use)
  • – resume indoor Coffee An’ and funeral luncheons

Once step 2 is achieved, if the county-level statistics spike, we will move back to step 1. If the state reissues the mask mandate, we will reinstate all Yellow level precautions.

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