Sanctuary Worship Guidelines

Current Sanctuary Worship Guidelines: Green Level – Low Risk

(Masks strongly recommended to protect yourself and others)

Updated March 8, 2023

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) currently rates Hartford County CT as “Green Level – Low Risk” for transmission of Covid-19.  The Risk Rating by the CDC is based on the combination of three metrics: new Covid -19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by Covid -19 patients, and total new Covid -19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days. 

The Church Council has simplified the community-practice guidelines to mitigate the effect of Covid-19 as we continue our commitment to care for the whole body of Christ.  When the CDC rates Hartford County as “Red Level – High Risk”, masks will be strongly recommended.  For “Yellow Level – Medium Risk” and “Green Level – Low Risk”, masks can be used at the discretion of each person.  The congregation will be notified (see above notation) via The Bell Tower as well as signs in the building.  Physical distancing will be voluntary for in-person worship; in-person groups will continue; refreshments and meal opportunities will continue.  When the CDC changes the risk rating of Hartford County, the congregation will be notified in The Bell Tower, and the mask recommendation changed accordingly.