Yesterday we received word from Bishops Rodman and Hodges-Copple with information regarding the Omicron variant and the seriousness of its transmissibility. At this time the diocese has not issued any new mandates but clearly advises parishes to exercise caution regarding in-person worship. We DO plan to offer both in-person and online Christmas services.
While no gathering is without some risk, we trust that you and your family will make the best decision given the current information, your individual risk factors, and comfort levels based on our procedures below. We do ask that you stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. The 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service will be available on Facebook Live.
We ask that you help us to ensure the safety of our parish family by following the guidelines below:
- Given our pandemic capacity limits, remember that pre-registration for our Christmas services is required.
- Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
- Please ensure your mask remains securely over your nose and mouth at all times, and consider wearing an N95 mask, medical mask, or double-mask.
- The pews in the wings of the church are marked for social-distancing measures, while the middle sections are not. Please find seats where you are comfortable, and do respect others’ space.
- We continue to offer communion in one kind (bread only). Please follow instructions for receiving communion during the service.
- The nursery will be open during the 4:00 p.m. service in accordance with our current pandemic guidelines.
- Additional masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance of the church. Hand sanitizer will also be available at the end of each pew.
- Church doors will remain open throughout all services for ventilation, so please dress accordingly.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you.
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