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Wesley COVID Updates

Wesley COVID Updates September 30, 2022 The Wesley COVID Response Team monitors ongoing developments and provides updates on public health advisories and reminders of Wesley’s policies. Wesley requires face masks in the sanctuary during the Sunday worship service and encourages face masks indoors at other times in accordance with COVID-19 Community Levels and local advisories. This update will help members of the congregation to take action individually. In Worcester County, the COVID-19 Community Level is Medium (September 29, 2022). At…

Wesley Changes Mask Policies

Wesley Changes Mask Policies As COVID-19 cases decline and public health guidance changes, Wesley is modifying its mask policies. Wesley continues to require face masks in the Sanctuary during the Sunday worship services. At other times and in other areas of the building, Wesley is changing to a mask optional policy effective Friday, February 18, 2022. Wesley has resumed the fellowship hour with refreshments after church. Wesley continues to encourage wearing face masks and keeping COVID-19 vaccinations up to date,…

WESLEY FOLLOWS CDC MASK GUIDANCE

Wesley follows CDC Mask Guidance Wesley UMC follows CDC guidance on masks. The CDC updated its mask guidance on July 27 with a recommendation that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. The CDC COVID Data Tracker currently indicates a substantial level of community transmission in Worcester County. As a result: Wesley will require masks indoors at the church building while Worcester County remains at a substantial or high level of…

REENTRY TEAM UPDATE

Wesley to Allow Singing and Modify Mask Policies The Church Council has approved two changes proposed by the Reentry Team to allow singing in worship and modify mask guidance outside of worship. Wesley will allow singing with masks during worship on a phased schedule. Singing by soloists in will begin in July and congregational singing will start August 1. Worship services will continue to require everyone to wear masks and maintain distancing in the sanctuary. Wesley will follow CDC guidance…