UPDATES & DECISIONS from the joint meeting of the Divinity Planning Council & the Divinity Covid Committee on May 19, 2021:
Masks (Updated 8/5/2021): CDC updated its guidelines on July 27th as follows: To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, it is recommended to wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. DLC is in an area with a status of substantial transmission and follows the recommendation by CDC. This extends to all Divinity groups meeting within the church and outside groups using the church – AA, Al-Anon, YMCA Day Camp, etc.
Greetings/Sharing Peace: Limited to fist bumping within own family/household unit.
Worship reservations: STOP the reservation process. Those attending worship should pick up an attendance slip on their way into worship, complete, then drop them in the offering plate on the way out.
Communion: Keeping as is. Targeting Rally Day for a return to normal communion.
Singing: Yes, okay to sing.
Pew spacing: Keep the alternating pews.
Printed Announcements: Not at this time – targeting Rally Day to bring them back.
Food donations for the pantry: Target soft-opening for August, fully open in September. Please do not bring food donations yet as Social Ministry is not ready to accept donations.