Yesterday, Allegheny County returned – again – to the “high” community risk status for Covid transmission.

As a result, the UUCNH Board of Trustees must once again insist that all individuals attending our church for any reason – including Sunday Services – wear a mask while indoors.

The Board and In-Person Gathering Task Force are working on a comprehensive update to our Gathering Policy in response to this change. For this weekend, the current policy remains in effect (including social distancing and food prohibitions) only with the above change to increase precautions.

We still hope to enjoy an outdoor-only coffee hour (weather permitting) on Sunday for the first time in 2 years. Please join me in my hope that the weather will cooperate!

I am sure this news comes to hearts as heavy as the one sending it. Despite the gloom, our community has remained vigilant throughout the pandemic and intends to do so until this scourge is finally behind us.

On behalf of the UUCNH Board and staff, I appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Alex Saksen