Updated: October 7, 2022
*King and Snohomish Counties are currently at Low Risk levels. These guidelines may change if the risk level rises.
Thank you for your patience and continued observance of the COVID protocols that have been implemented to keep our community safe as we returned to in-person activities at the church. Due in part to these efforts, we are not aware of any cases of COVID being spread as a result of WUUC events. (Hopefully none of you have evidence that would prove this statement to be untrue.)
The community risk level in both King and Snohomish counties continues to be low according to covidactnow.org, and the coming cooler/wetter weather is going to make it significantly more difficult to serve food and drinks outside. Because of these factors, the COVID Response Team has made the decision to allow food and drinks to be served indoors as long as certain precautions are in place. Please observe the following:
- For all indoor church activities with groups over 20 individuals, including Sunday worship, well-fitted masks covering mouth and nose are required for everyone ages 2 and up. KN95/N95 masks will continue to be required for all group singing. Masking is optional for church groups of 20 or less as long as everyone in the group agrees to this.
- Vaccines are strongly encouraged.
- WUUC will continue to provide indoor/outdoor childcare.
- Social distancing strongly encouraged for group gatherings of 20 or more people.
- Food related protocols:
- Masks must be worn when serving food or drinks
- Please continue to mask when not eating or drinking
- When possible, serve food away from places where people are gathering
- Please feel free to implement other protective strategies that might be specific to your event
Please do not come to church if:
- You are experiencing any symptoms such as fever (100.0 and above) or chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, runny nose/congestion, new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
- You have had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.
- You have been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by your doctor or a local public health official.
Please always be mindful that we do have people within our community who might be more vulnerable to the effects of this virus. While we may never be able to completely eliminate the risk associated with COVID, we can be diligent about making our events as safe as possible so the largest number of people can attend.
Thank you for your continued support.
Thank you from the WUUC COVID Response Team: Emily Kuo, Leslie Morton, Lane Owsley, and Kerrie Vespaziani