Some updates to our COVID-19 Guidelines as we enter 2022

December 23, 2021

 

Dear Friends,

As we near the end of 2021, many of us are weary after nearly two long years of constant changes and losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the pandemic is still with us, and flu season has arrived. As we begin a new year, we prioritize the safety of each member of this community. With that in mind, we want to update our COVID-19 guidelines. Daniel, Jaimie, and Cindy (our sabbatical interim minister) will continue to work with our Reopening Task Force in the New Year to determine how these guidelines might need to be adapted further in 2022.

Wear your mask whenever you are inside the building. Your mask should cover your nose and mouth whenever you worship in the sanctuary or attend on-site meetings. If you forget your mask when you come to worship, please ask a Deacon to give you one from our supply.

Use the hand sanitizer dispensers and wash your hands regularly. Please sanitize your hands before you enter the sanctuary for worship. There are hand sanitizer stations throughout the building that you may use as needed. If you find that there is no soap in a restroom or no hand sanitizer in a machine, please inform a Deacon or minister.

Please sign in when you come to worship. We recognize that this is sometimes a cumbersome request, but signing in is the only way to perform contact tracing if needed.

Please socially distance yourself when you are inside the building. When you are in the sanctuary, please maintain a six-foot distance in the sanctuary from anyone who is not part of your household.

Please stay home if you are not feeling well! As a final safety precaution, if you have any flu-like symptoms, please choose to stay home and return to be with us in person when you feel better.

We will not offer a Sunday morning coffee hour for a while to ensure everyone’s safely inside the building. Please stay tuned about new developments there. We will continue to offer Theology on Tap once-a-month either outside of the Garden School or virtually for a time. For now, we continue to follow our procedure of matching our policies for gathering to those of the Beverly Public Schools.

We will continue to update you about any changes to our COVID-19 guidelines! That said, you can feel free to reach out to Julie/Cindy, Jaimie, or Daniel, with any questions or concerns.

Be well, friends! We are so glad to be on the journey of faith with you!

Christmas Blessings,

Julie, Jaimie, and Daniel