Recent Updates

  • June 1, 2021: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina is in Phase 3 of its Regathering Plan. Further information can be found in the “Overview” section below.
  • Summer Worship Schedule: beginning on June 20, Sunday services will take place at 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. The 10:00 a.m. service will be livestreamed.
  • 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 recommended for all (Required for those who are non-vaccinated)
  • 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 10:00 a.m.

  • Masks required for all for the entire service (indoor singing)
    • If no singing will take place, masks recommended for all (Required for those who are non-vaccinated)
  • 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 
  • No coffee hour at this time (bringing back in the fall)


St. Paul’s COVID-19 Guidance

As our plans evolve, this guidance will be updated.
Last update: July 12, 2021

Masks

  • Recommended for all (indoors and outdoors)
  • Required for all when service includes singing indoors
  • Required for non-vaccinated people indoors (honor system) 
  • 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)
  • Fully vaccinated people are not required to adhere to social distancing
  • 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 recommended for all (Required for those who are non-vaccinated)
  • Social distancing is recommended
  • When all participants are vaccinated, masks and social distancing continue to be recommended, however final choice is at the discretion of the group
  • 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 recommended for all (Required for those who are non-vaccinated)
  • Masks required for all upon entering Office Suite and Work Room
    • 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 for non-vaccinated indoors, but may be considered optional outdoors if social distancing is followed
  • Kids’ Club services to resume in the fall