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Covid Updates and Current Guidelines for Unity of Albany

updated, Friday, January 20, 2022

For the past several weeks, the leadership team of the Board of Trustees, Rev Roger and Rev Brigid turned our prayerful attention, careful research, and thoughtful consideration to the evolving and unfolding situation with Covid. While we have not deemed it necessary to close the sanctuary at this time, we are watching the situation closely in order to be the best stewards possible of the health and well-being of our Beloved Community, especially those most vulnerable.

After consulting with medical professionals, public health professionals and other church leaders, we have decided that our most loving course of action is to follow that guidance and require that the Ministers, all employees, staff, contractors and volunteers who are in the church building on a regular basis must be vaccinated. We do this out of love and care for the well-being of those most vulnerable in our community. 

We have not mandated vaccines in order to attend services in person, but being vaccinated is highly recommended to lessen the severity of symptoms in a breakthrough case, to slow the spread of the virus in the greater community, as well as to slow the development of new variants. 

Here are requirements  updated January 19, 2022, effective immediately: 

    • Best practices indicate use of N95, KN95, K94 masks for both protection of the individual and the community. 
    • A tightly woven, 3-ply, well-fitting cloth mask may be worn over a surgical mask (the ubiquitous disposable masks), or a 3-ply cloth mask with filter inserted may be used. Scarves, bandanas, and masks that do not cover nose and mouth are not acceptable.
    • We have N95, and disposable surgical masks on hand at church for your convenience, and our ushers will assist you in getting one.
    • The sanctuary will remain open for Sunday services for now with our current limited seating and social distancing practices in place. 
    • Again, we are watching the evolving Covid situation closely and will continue to assess our policy for when requirements can/should be either lightened or tightened.

 

One Comment

  1. Good News
    England and France have lifted all vaccine mandates, vaccine passport requirements and mask requirements. Let’s hope we’re next! Then the next challenge post pandemic challenge will be to deal with the epidemic of mental health around the hypochondria that is profoundly deep rooted and embraced from this pandemic.
    Ellen Sweet

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