Paper Surgial MaskFor our 2022-2023 services the Safety Committee has the following plan for COVID mitigation. Our goal is to find a balance to let us ease into a more relaxed stance returning singing and more interactivity to our services.

We are hopeful rapid adoption of the updated vaccine boosters targeting current variants help us all be more confident and comfortable around each other.

COVID protocols for September 2022 (to be reviewed monthly)

  • In worship: masks are required.
  • In person Choir to begin singing in the Sanctuary  at the Sept. 18thservice
  • Congregational singing to start at the Sept. 25thservice
  • Changes to CDC and MA COVID metrics are being monitored and there may be adjustments as deemed prudent

To protect our most vulnerable populations in worship we have created layers of accommodation for various levels of need

  • The front (half) pews allow congregational singing
  • The back 4 pews are reserved and distanced with no singing
  • The upstairs balcony seating for further distanced non singing seating
  • Hybrid worship remains available via Zoom for all who wish to join in worship while unable to attend in person
  • We will open windows for ventilation as weather permits
  • Vaccination and vaccination boosting is requested
  • For other events: the organizers should determine the best policy for the event and communicate it as needed (i.e. funerals, renters, small groups)
  • Please stay home if you have COVID, been exposed to COVID or are not feeling well

We encourage everyone to return with joy to in-person services as your needs may allow and join in with the hybrid Zoom option if your comfort level or events prevent in-person attendance.

We strive to balance options to be spiritually nourished with layers of inclusive accommodations.