General Board members met on June 21st to discuss how the congregation will adapt to new State and LA County measures concerning COVID-19 precautions. Following are the new policies which will be reviewed in the Fall, unless circumstances change and/or Public Officer Health Orders change. Because most of the children of the congregation cannot be vaccinated at this time, adults who are also not vaccinated are urged to engage in all the protocols as recommended by the Center for Disease Control. As the Delta variant may become more prevalent in the months ahead, it is essential that we protect our children from potential asymptomatic carriers.
The following practices are all currently recommended or required by CDC, Public Health Officer of California, Public Health Officer of LA County:
Concerning Masking and Distance
- UPDATED 7/18/21: Masks are required inside the building at all times for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
- All worship attendees shall maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from others while inside the building.
- Children/youth who are not vaccinated shall remain at least 3 feet apart from children/youth not in their household. Outside interaction can and will be encouraged.
The disposable Communion kits shall be used through the summer, at which point their use will be re-evaluated. People may choose to bring their own Communion if they desire; we know that the disposable kits are not particularly user-friendly for everyone, so we highly encourage you to make it your own!
Screening will continue as greeters keep track of vaccinated/unvaccinated attendees and if people may have been exposed to COVID-19. All attendees must be screened by a Contact Tracer before entering the sanctuary.
We will continue to receive the offering in basket located at the back of the sanctuary.
Passing of the Peace
This continues to be on pause as a time of milling about and greeting. However, people of the same household or people who are vaccinated and sitting together may choose to share greetings, while masked.
Seating will be returned to the entryway and people may visit there before or after the service while remaining masked and socially distanced. The breezeway outside (shaded) is also available for visiting.