Masks Optional at UUCNH effective April 1

Last night, on the recommendation of the In-Person Gathering Task Force, the UUCNH Board amended the In-Person Gathering Policy to, among other changes, make masks optional at church effective April 1, 2022. In addition, we are happy to welcome children under 5 back to church but will retain the mask requirement for our beloved younger children until they are finally able to be vaccinated.

The Board would like to acknowledge that – after the past 2 years – this change can be jarring and create some anxiety. The delayed effective date is designed to ease that worry. Our belief is that this wonderfully resilient community will take the time necessary to process the change, send us feedback, and incorporate this new policy into their personal plans for April.

Restrictions still in place

Other protections remain –

  • Vaccinations are still required,
  • Social distancing and current sanctuary seating will remain as is, and
  • Foodservice is still prohibited.

Board remains open to further amendments that will either relax or restrict as the COVID numbers dictate.

Between now and the April 1 effective date, please contact the Task Force (Barbara Draa, Connie Ritzert, Alex Saksen, Mark Swihart, Carol Watkins, Allyson Zadnik, or Andy Zadnik – contact info on Breeze) if you have any feedback.

We all look forward to hearing your thoughts and, when you are ready, seeing your smile! In the meantime,

Enjoy the weather,

Alex Saksen

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