November 15, 2021
The past two weeks Calvary has had additional safety measures in place because of a positive COVID-19 case at a Calvary event on Oct. 25. We are now past the exposure time frame from that event, so those additional safety measures are lifted. The choir and congregational singing will resume this Sunday, Nov. 14, as will coffee hour.
Our city and state continue to have very high numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and, as we know, breakthrough cases happen even among those who are vaccinated. So while no longer required, we do still strongly recommend that you wear a mask while at Calvary events, especially during worship or settings where you are sitting close to others for prolonged periods of time, and even in between sips of coffee during fellowship time.
A few reminders as we head into the winter months, which are also cold/flu season:
- If you forget your mask while at Calvary and would like one, we always have extras available in the church office or on the round table in the narthex on Sundays.
- Please place a red, yellow, or green sticker on your nametag or clothing on Sunday mornings to indicate your comfort level in interactions. Red = please keep six feet distance. Yellow = elbows only. Green = hugs/handshakes okay. Stickers are located on the round table in the narthex.
- Please refrain from coming to Calvary if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any cold or flu symptoms. You may worship with us online and you may contact a pastor if you would like to engage with a small group via zoom; many groups have this capability.
- If you do test positive for COVID-19 and have been at a Calvary event in the week preceding your positive test, please notify the church office or a pastor immediately so that we can contact trace and notify Calvary members who might have been exposed as quickly as possible, and so that we can pray for you and support you as you need.
Calvary we are so grateful for your flexibility and cooperation as we all work together to keep our community as safe as possible during the pandemic. Thank you!
- Pastor Anne