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Link to the August 15 - October 31, 2021 policy on Services, Meetings & Events During the Pandemic

Outdoor Space Reservation Form

Link to Lay Leader Info including how to reserve Zoom rooms

 

COVID-19 Update August, 2021

Dear Beloved Members & Friends of our UUAA Community,

While the news about the Delta variant is very concerning, and we are continuing to carefully monitor the community health situation, we are still hopeful that we can resume in-person Sunday services on September 12 with our annual ingathering Water Communion service. We could not be more excited to return home to our UUAA building and experience the warmth of physically gathering in community again. To ensure we can do this safely, our COVID-19 Advisory Team has updated our COVID Precautions Policy and Procedures. 

Some of our precautions include:

  • We will offer two services at 9:30am and 11:30am, but services will also be livestreamed for those who are not ready to return in person.
  • Everyone over the age of 2 will need to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors.
  • We will post COVID self-screening questions and ask anyone with recent exposures or symptoms to not enter the UUAA building and avoid UUAA activities until the risk of transmission subsides.
  • The ventilation system for the entire building has been equipped with UV germicidal lights.
  • Children (who are especially vulnerable since many of them can’t be vaccinated yet) will go to their classrooms rather than begin in service. Classes for grades K-5 will be outdoors and teachers are required to be vaccinated. 
  • There will not be any communal singing or full choir performances. Those who do speak/sing in services must have a negative antigen test within 24 hours of the service.
  • We will be hosting a social hour after each service with prepacked foods. Eating will happen outdoors under a large tent.
  • Groups can continue to meet in the building or on the grounds. Some rooms can be equipped with multi-modal meeting capabilities upon request to accommodate those group members who can’t meet in person or who don’t feel comfortable meeting in person.

To ensure our reopening goes smoothly, please read the full text of our updated COVID Precautions Policy & Procedures carefully.

If you have questions or feedback for the COVID-19 Advisory Team, please contact Executive Minister, Rev. Cassandra Hartley at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It’s our intention to use this policy as our guide for September - October and then reassess. Of course, if the community health situation changes and we need to push our reopening date or shut down after reopening, the COVID-19 Advisory Team would immediately inform the community.

We recognize that reopening will mean a return to things that are familiar, as well as the beginning of new ways of doing things. This will bring up many different emotions for each of us: anxiety, joy, grief, anticipation, frustration, relief...and more. We will need to give one another a great deal of grace and support in the months ahead as we navigate this transition. If you need extra support, our ministers and the Pastoral Care team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) are here for you. 

We hope you enjoy these final days of summer, and we look forward to celebrating the beginning of a new congregational year with you  - both online and in person - on September 12!