COVID-19 Updates

All in this together

Responding to COVID-19


CURRENT PROTOCOLS

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.


Answers to FAQS

How many services ARE there?

We offer services in the church at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. and in the chapel at 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. These services require masks, but not physical distancing. Seating capacity has been returned to normal levels. 

We also offer a 9:00 a.m. Children's Church service for children and families outside in the church courtyard (rain location: Ellis Hall). This service requires masks as well as three feet of distance between pods.

Where DO the services take place?

The 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services take place in the chapel and the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services take place in the church. The 9:00 a.m. Children's Church service takes place in the courtyard (rain location: Ellis Hall). 

What ARE the serviceS like?

The 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services include music and singing is permitted with masks on. The 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services do not include music. There is communion of one kind (bread), which is distributed at the altar and at other communion stations. Learn more about our worship services >>

Do we still need masks and distancing? What if I'm vaccinated?

As of Sunday, August 8, 2021, vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks at all indoor gatherings, including worship services, classes, and meetings. Clergy and lay leaders take off their masks to speak when leading worship or presenting at a large forum in Ellis Hall. The choirs, clergy, and congregation can continue to sing, but must wear masks to do so.

Distancing is not required for services in the church and chapel, but three feet of physical distancing is required for the 9:00 a.m. Children's Church service. In addition, we will maintain three feet of physical distancing for all Children’s Ministries events and activities that include children under 12.

How can I follow along?

We provide printed bulletins, which you can pick-up when you arrive. We also send an email on Sunday mornings which includes a link to the service bulletin or you can find it on this page of our website.

What about kids?

Children of all ages are most welcome to attend any of the services with their families. The nursery is open on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is staffed by people who are fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times.

The 9:00 a.m. Children's Church service might be the best option for children who are not yet able to be vaccinated since both masking and three feet of physical distancing are required for that service.

Will Online Worship Continue?

Yes, we continue to livestream the 11:15 a.m. service from the church to our website and Facebook page.

Will I be able to use the restroom?

Yes, the restrooms are open.

Where do I park?

Parking is available on both levels of the parking deck and the surface lot next to Egleston Hall. Click here to view a map.

Can newcomers attend?

Yes! Newcomers are always welcome at All Saints’. Please stop by the red tents in the courtyard to say hello!



A PRAYER

For those critically ill and those facing uncertainty

GOD OF THE PRESENT MOMENT,

GOD WHO IN JESUS STILLS THE STORM AND SOOTHES THE FRANTIC HEART;

BRING HOPE AND COURAGE TO US AS WE WAIT IN UNCERTAINTY

BRING HOPE THAT YOU WILL MAKE US THE EQUAL OF WHATEVER LIES AHEAD.

BRING US COURAGE TO ENDURE WHAT CANNOT BE AVOIDED,

FOR YOUR WILL IS HEALTH AND WHOLENESS;

YOU ARE GOD, AND WE NEED YOU.

AMEN.

-A Prayer Book for New Zealand


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