Potomac Presbyterian Church Updated Covid Guidelines Approved by the Session 3/21/22
A reminder that masks are highly recommended and if you have had a close contact exposure to someone with Covid but are boosted to please wear a mask when attending church. Also, anyone who is sick or has symptoms or has come in close contact with someone who is sick with Covid to please stay home from church as per the CDC guidelines.
- Masks will not be required to be worn in the church building. Whether a person chooses to wear a mask, or not, is entirely up to the individual. A person who chooses to continue masking may have an underlying health condition or be caring for a vulnerable relative. Whatever decision each person makes, and whenever that person chooses to make it, is entirely that person’s own and should be respected.
- Distancing & masking in the sanctuary will continue on the right (lectern) side. Those seated in this area of the sanctuary during worship services will be required to wear a mask and every other pew will remain closed. The left and center sections of the sanctuary are open without social distancing and masks are optional.
- Choir singing in the sanctuary. The choir is invited to sing live in the front of the sanctuary closest to the piano on Sunday mornings and for other worship services.
- Fellowship Hour After Church will resume in the fellowship hall with servers encouraged to be masked and gloved and a patio door in the fellowship hall opened for ventilation. Weather permitting a fellowship table will be set up on the patio and additional patio doors will be opened to maximize distancing and ventilation. For individuals not ready or able to join Fellowship Hour, a “to go” & “self-serve” table will be set up in the Narthex with goodies and coffee for those exiting church immediately.
- Meals at the church will resume with a simple, soup supper fellowship meal on Maundy Thursday, 4/14.
- The Session will take the responsibility of further Covid guideline discussion, deliberation, and decision making recognizing with gratitude the work of the Covid working group that has helped to get us to this point.