2022 COVID Guidelines for In-Person Worship

 
Due to the rising numbers of Omicron cases, the FLC COVID task group has recommended to the Congregation Council and pastors that it is necessary to return to some of our previous COVID practices. We want to make worship as safe as possible for everyone attending, so we ask that you follow these guidelines:
 
  • Masks are required to attend worship regardless of vaccination status. Please ensure that they fit properly and cover both your mouth, nose and chin. We strongly suggest the use of N95 or surgical masks if you have them available, or double masking. Those who cannot wear a mask are asked to worship at home via the livestream.
  • Please use discretion when choosing to attend worship. Make a choice that is consistent with your own comfort level and also honor and respect the comfort level of others. Congregants with underlying conditions should stay at home and worship via the livestream.

  • Anyone who has exhibited signs of illness within the last 48 hours, such as fever, cough, aches, or other symptoms should remain home.

  • Anyone who has had close contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID should worship via the livestream.

  • Please sign in so that we can maintain records in the event we need to assist with contact tracing.

    Please keep a social distance of six feet between you and individuals outside of your household. We ask that all congregants respect the rule of no handshaking, hugging, and the like.

  • We will only sing the last hymn to reduce the chance of spread. Communion will be served, but again we ask that you remain six feet apart while waiting. Please do not remove your mask to receive communion until instructed to do so.
 
First Lutheran Church takes your safety, as well as that of our volunteers and staff seriously. We will continue to err on the side of love and safety with a sense of shared compassion, care, and love that is the foundation of our faith as followers of Christ.