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SAFE WORSHIP DURING COVID-19 (Updated: December 2021)

Guidelines for Safe Worship

Please find below our required guidelines to follow upon your return to St. Matthew Trinity.

 

  • Given the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, we are now requiring that masks be worn on all church property (sanctuary, Parish Hall, SMT Center, etc) regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation and keeping our community safe. 

    • As masks with air vents are not sufficient protection for those around you, we ask that you wear a mask without an air vent to services. If you don’t have an alternative, an usher will provide you one.

  • While social distancing of 6 feet between fully vaccinated individuals/family groups is no longer required, we have a large sanctuary and encourage everyone to spread out throughout the church so that everyone feels comfortable. 

  • If any of the following apply to you, please stay home and join us virtually for 10 days to ensure the safety of our congregants:

    • If you have had a fever, cough, sore throat, lost your sense of smell or taste during the past two weeks. 

    • If you tested positive for the COVID-19 virus or were in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 during the past two weeks.

    • If you are not vaccinated and traveled out of the country in the past two weeks per CDC guidelines.

    • If you are not vaccinated and traveled within the country in the past two weeks, per CDC guidelines.

                                                                                          

Love Your Neighbor — And Yourself

 

Our Reopening Team is doing their best to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. However, while strict protective and proactive measures have been taken, the church is an indoor space with older ventilation — meaning that we, like all other public spaces, cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19. We therefore ask you to consider your own health and recent experiences before attending service.

 

We recommend that people who have not been vaccinated and have high risk for severe COVID and people who have been advised not to attend indoor events by their doctor please join us via our livestream on Facebook. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at office@stmatthewtrinity.org.