Recent Updates

  • August 3, 2021: to maximize protection from the Delta variant and possible spread to others, masks are required for everyone indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • St. Paul’s COVID-19 Protocol Committee encourages everyone who is able to get vaccinated. For the latest information about vaccine distribution in North Carolina, please visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

Overview

The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina entered Phase 3 of its Regathering Plan on June 1, 2021. Below you will find information about how St. Paul’s is implementing Phase 3 of the diocesan guidelines. 

Our COVID-19 Protocol Committee is committed to making sure that all feel welcome and safe while worshiping. It’s important to remember that any gathering contains a risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other illnesses, and we will continue to offer a live stream option for those who wish to worship remotely. Please reach out to stpauls@stpaulscary.org if you have questions or concerns.

How does this affect the service you attend?

Sunday Service at 7:30 a.m.

  • Masks required for all 
    • Fully-vaccinated readers and preachers may remove their masks for their appointed role in the service, provided that social distancing measures are observed
  • No singing at this service
  • No capacity limits
  • All may pre-register online for service or sign in at arrival
  • Side wings of the church continue to observe social distancing

Sunday Service at 9:00 a.m.

  • Masks required for all
    • Fully-vaccinated readers and preachers may remove their masks for their appointed role in the service, provided that social distancing measures are observed
  • No capacity limits
  • All may pre-register online for service or sign in at arrival
  • Side wings of the church will continue to observe social distancing
  • This service will continue to be live-streamed 

St. Paul’s COVID-19 Guidance

As our plans evolve, this guidance will be updated.
Last update: August 3, 2021

Masks

  • Required for all indoors 
  • Required for non-vaccinated people outdoors if you are not able to adhere to social distancing requirements

Social Distancing

  • Recommended for all (indoors and outdoors)
  • Non-vaccinated people should practice social distancing (honor system)
  • All capacity limits are lifted provided that there is room to observe social distancing measures 

Small Group Gatherings

  • Can meet at the church (indoors or outside)
  • Masks required for all indoors
  • Social distancing is recommended
  • Meeting online or via Zoom is still encouraged
  • For all indoor activities, good air flow and filtration remain essential
  • Each group must have a list of attendees for contact tracing, and this list should be placed in the sign-in book in the Narthex
  • Must reserve rooms in advance by contacting stpauls@stpaulscary.org or 919-467-1477

Offices

  • Masks required for all
    • Staff may remove their masks in their own office space
    • Entry to an individual office is at the discretion of staff person
  • Social distancing is recommended
  • Narthex sign-in is required

Youth and Children 

  • Those over the age of 12 are required to follow the same guidelines as adults, as they are able to be vaccinated 
  • Those under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination and should wear masks and adhere to social distancing protocols when meeting
  • Children aged 2 and under not required to wear a mask
  • Masks are required indoors, but may be considered optional outdoors if social distancing is followed
  • Kids’ Club services to resume in the fall