In light of concerning data about the Delta variant of COVID, the Infection Control met on Sunday, August 1, 2021, to discuss the data and the latest CDC guidelines.
The following was approved for immediate implementation by the Ministry Council of Church of the Pines.
Essentially, the recommendation is to keep the church and worship open at the same level currently with a return to requiring masks for all people and encourage more physical distancing. We also recommend that while we can still offer time and space for fellowship, serving coffee and refreshments presents a high risk as people would not be wearing masks.
We realize this is a step back from the opening process that we recently began, but the situation around COVID has changed significantly. ICT continues to feel that it was good to open as we did, yet we still need to care for one another and limit the spread of this virus. However, the data indicates that the Delta variant is highly contagious to all ages. While vaccines effectively mitigate symptoms and lower hospitalizations and death, vaccinated people are still getting it and can spread the virus to others.
We encourage everyone to continue wearing masks, physical distancing, and get vaccinated.
As a service to you and to our community, we are providing resource information regarding COVID-19 Vaccines.
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read additional information on how and where to obtain your vaccine.
There are a lot of people who could use some help navigating their way through the vaccination process, so let's all do what we can to reach out to our family members, friends, neighbors, members of our church, and others in our community to help them become fully vaccinated. Thank you for your help. This is something we can all do!
This list is updated as we become aware of vaccination opportunities. If you have information about places where people can get vaccines, please email the information or registration link to the church office and it will be added to our list of resources.
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Let's all do our part and GET THIS DONE! Thanks.