COVID-19 News and Plans

 

Update: July 2021

PAG met July 7th. The following was discussed:

  • Feedback on current indoor and outdoor services
  • Current mask data and guidelines
  • Communicating the reasoning for their decisions with the congregation

The PAG has decided:

  • To keep the current recommendations as of June 2021, regarding wearing masks indoors for both worship and small groups.
  • To request council to complete a study of our ventilation system capabilities, especially in regards to how much air flow and air exchange are available with current systems.
  • To further communicate the basis for decisions made by the PAG and the council to the congregation.



 Current BLC Practices

  • The BLC Council has formed a Pandemic Advisory Group (PAG) to help determine what we may or may not need to make in-person, inside activities happen in safe and meaningful ways. (For example: HVAC filtration, room for distancing, specific community vaccination rates, etc.). Recommendations are shared with council and modified if needed before being approved. 
  • The BLC Office is still open to staff and volunteers (who are approved by staff or council) to do necessary business. Working at home is encouraged.
  • The BLC Building remains closed unless an appointment is made through staff. All people entering the building must sign in at the front door. 
  • If you don't feel well we ask you please refrain from in person church activities and stay out of the church building for 7 days (with a negative Covid-19 test) or 10 days (without a test and without symptoms).  

Bethlehem Lutheran Church will continue to heed the health recommendations of relevant organizations—which include the ELCA, Rocky Mountain Synod (RMS), the CDC, Boulder County Health, and the State of Colorado.

 

BLC Mask Guidance:

1. Wear your mask when...

...you're entering the building.
...you're walking through hallways and common areas (kitchen too_.
...you're going to the restroom.
...you're going into someone else's office.

2. You don't need to wear your mask if/when...

...you or the person you are communicating with has a disability which makes seeing your mouth essential for communication. (Example: you are talking to someone who is hard of hearing or deaf.)
...you cannot medically tolerate a face covering. (If this is an issue, please talk to Pastor privately. We can take other precautions for your health and the health of those around you.)
...you are leading spoken worship and and distanced away from others.
...you are in your office and alone.

3. Here is the state's guidance: https://covid19.colorado.gov/mask-guidance
 

Fully Vaccinated Guidance:

After one year of pandemic worship, pandemic bible study, pandemic coffee hours, pandemic service projects, and pandemic everything? It seems time for another update--and this one has some definite signs of hope!

 

Please take a few minutes to watch this update on BLC Pandemic Practices for fully vaccinated individuals.

 

 

 

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