Each week, on Thursday, we will check the CDC by County page and will update Enews at the top of the email with community level risk information and requirements for worship based on our county’s community level: low, medium or high.
When New Castle County is in the low community level zone (green zone), masks will be optional and we will not need to verify vaccination at the door.
If New Castle County is in the medium or high transmission level, we will follow the pandemic safety requirements listed at this link.
In addition to adjusting our precautions based on community levels, we also determined that some groups or programs may set their own requirements, based on the specific circumstances of those groups. For example:
Choir rehearsals in the building may set more strict standards even if the county is in a low community transmission level.
A small group, under 15 people, may meet without masks if everyone in the group is comfortable doing so and everyone is vaccinated.
Staff members will continue to be required to be fully vaccinated, as are church volunteers.
During the summer, we will continue to allow socializing after the service in Parish Hall and on the grounds.
If you have questions, please contact our Business Manager, Marina, at email@example.com. We know it can be challenging to keep up with the pandemic changes as they occur. Thank you for helping keep First U safe!