We are glad you are here to join us for worship. Your safety and the safety of the Christ Church Community is paramount for us during this time of continued pandemic. We are following what science tells us are precautions that work to keep us all safe. As of October 2022, Christ Church has implemented the following precautions:
Masks are Required
We also strongly recommend upgrading your mask to a KN95 or an N95 as these provide far superior filtration. We have a large supply of N95 masks for you to have if you need or want one.
We strongly recommend vaccinations for all ages. We will help you access the vaccine if you have trouble finding one.
Air Movement and Filtration
We have upgraded our HVAC system to provide significantly increased air circulation. Additionally we have added HEPA level filtration as well as UV scrubbers that sanitize the air in the sanctuary.
Hand Sanitizer Readily Available
Throughout the sanctuary you will find hand sanitizer for your use. We encourage you to make frequent use, especially before and after touching your face and mask and before eating or drinking.
Testing for the Preacher
The only person who will remove their mask during the service will be the preacher. The sermon is the portion of the service where there is no written and visual corollary. So, it is important for people to be able to hear the preacher clearly and lip reading is essential for many. It is our policy that because of this, the preacher will take a rapid antigen test the morning of the service to ensure they are not infected with Covid to ensure the safety of everyone.
Altered Communion Practices
We are distributing communion in one kind only—the bread. The Common Cup simply does not have enough scientific evidence to make it safe right now, so we are not sharing it at this time. The clergy will be sanitizing their hands frequently both during the prayer over the bread and wine and before, during, and after, distributing communion.