Recent Updates

  • At this time, masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated and boosted. For further guidance, check Wake County, NC’s COVID-19 Community Level and see below for more information.
  • St. Paul’s COVID-19 Protocol Committee encourages everyone who is able to get vaccinated and boosted, if eligible. 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 is in Phase 3B of its Regathering Plan. At this time, masking is optional for those who are fully vaccinated and boosted. We trust that you and your family will make the best decision given COVID-19 Community Levels, particular health circumstances, and your own comfort level. As a reminder:

  • Those who are unvaccinated (including children 2 through 5 years old) must continue to mask up indoors. 
  • The sanctuary has been assessed for proper air flow and filtration in line with diocesan pandemic standards.
  • The wings of the church will remain reserved for social distancing purposes.
  • Contact tracing procedures remain in place, and anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is asked to stay home and follow CDC exposure guidelines.
  • We will continue to provide worship and formation opportunities online. 

As always, St. Paul’s protocols are subject to change based on best practices and local, diocesan, and CDC guidelines. We appreciate your continued trust and support. Please reach out to stpauls@stpaulscary.org if you have questions or concerns.

 


How does this affect worship services at St. Paul’s?

  • Masks are optional for those who are vaccinated and boosted. For further guidance, check Wake County’s COVID-19 Community Level
  • All may pre-register online for service or sign in at arrival
  • Side wings of the church will continue to observe social distancing
  • The 9:00 a.m. service will continue to be live-streamed 

 


Additional St. Paul’s COVID-19 Guidance

As our plans evolve, this guidance will be updated.

Small Group Gatherings

  • Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated and boosted
    • We ask that leaders check in with participants before those who are fully vaccinated remove their masks to gauge the group’s comfort level
  • Masks and social distancing continue to be required indoors for those who are unvaccinated
  • Social distancing is recommended and good air flow/filtration remain essential
  • Each group must have a list of attendees and reserve rooms in advance by contacting stpauls@stpaulscary.org or 919-467-1477

Offices

  • Masks required for all in the Office Suite
    • 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

Youth and Children 

  • Those over the age of 5 are required to follow the same guidelines as adults, as they are able to be vaccinated 
  • Children between 2-5 years old should wear masks and adhere to social distancing protocols when meeting

Nursery Care (Kids’ Club)

  • Unvaccinated children aged 2 and older are required to wear a mask indoors
  • Care providers are vaccinated and will remain masked with children indoors
  • Nursery care is available in the Education Building for infants up to 36 months (3 years old)
  • Offered during the 9:00 a.m. Sunday service through Coffee Hour
  • Check the website for availability during special events 
  • Capacity is 6 infants/toddlers maximum, so please register in advance to ensure availability

Coffee Hour and Receptions

  • All persons involved in the preparation and/or serving of food will be vaccinated and masked, and they will maintain sanitary standards, including frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • Social distancing continues to be recommended and unvaccinated participants must remain masked when not eating or drinking

Last updated June 1, 2022.