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Covid Updates and Current Guidelines for Unity of Albany

updated, Thursday May 26, 2022

We are incredibly grateful to welcome more and more folks in person at our Sunday Service. Your presence in person is the fuel that feeds your ministers, and our ministry! (And that, in turn, fuels the connection and experience for our beloveds who are unable to be here in person.)

In continued stewardship and care of our Unity family, our mask protocol remains in place, so that we can safely gather to worship in community. Soon the weather will allow for open windows and more air flow, and we are investigating options for high quality air filtration systems. Thank you for your continued patience, loving-kindness, and cooperation as we navigate the ongoing Covid reality!

Rest assured, we are committed to both the overall health and well-being of our community AND the joyful resumption of gathering together in person, faces uncovered and beaming– when it is safe to do so.

Here are mask requirements updated May 26, 2022, effective immediately:

  • A well-fitting masks must cover the nose and mouth. Scarves and bandanas 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.
  • 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.

Vaccines are required for ministers, employees, contractors and volunteers in the building for regular extended periods. 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. 


  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

  2. The evidence that vaccines decrease the spread of Covid-19, mitigate the severity of symptoms, and reduce deaths among the fully vaccinated is overwhelming. I applaud this decision on the part of the church leadership. I am personally aware of too many lives lost, unnecessarily so, because of misinformation about the value and efficacy of the vaccines.

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