All in this together
Responding to COVID-19
Updated August 2, 2021
In light of new guidance from the CDC, the All Saints' Public Health Task Force and vestry have approved the following COVID-19 protocols:
- Starting Sunday August 8, 2021 vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks at all indoor gatherings, including worship services, classes and meetings. Clergy and lay leaders will take off their masks to speak when leading worship or presenting at a large forum in Ellis Hall.
- All four services in the church on Sundays (8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.) will require masks, but not physical distancing. Seating capacity will be returned to normal levels.
- The choirs, clergy and congregation will continue to sing, but will wear masks to do so.
- Registration will no longer be required to attend any of the worship services (whether in the church or Ellis Hall) nor for any other church activity other than when we would typically ask for registration (e.g. for catering purposes, or where there is a charge for an event like our Annual Parish Retreat to Kanuga).
- For all Children’s Ministries events and activities that include children under 12 we will maintain masking and three feet of physical distancing.
- Starting on Sunday, August 15, we will re-open the nursery and it will be staffed by people who are fully vaccinated and who will wear masks at all times.
We ask that you do not attend in-person events at All Saints' if:
- You have had a fever (temperature of 100.4 °F or greater) or any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 3 days. Click here to view a list of symptoms.
- You have been exposed to anyone with these symptoms or anyone who may themselves have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- You have any health concerns about attending.
- You are not willing to accept a level of personal health risk in attending.
Several factors have been identified that increase the risk of severe disease in people who develop COVID-19, including older age and a host of underlying medical conditions. Please review the information on the CDC website here and/or consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your potential risks for contracting severe COVID-19.