How our congregation is responding to the pandemic
The Board has voted to keep our building closed through the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2021 due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases and the uncertainty of when the vaccine will be available to the general population.
As we move into the colder weather, let’s not let our guard down on the COVID-19 virus. The numbers of COVID-19 cases reflect shifting personal priorities perhaps, maybe complacency or just plain tired of being like this. We encourage everyone to continue to meet virtually, to wear masks, wash hands and to social distance. This is good stewardship of our community resources which includes each other. Thank you to Jason Bodson for your work on the Reopening Committee. Your knowledge and expertise has lead a great team on how the congregation can stay socially connected while we stay physically apart.
Here is a link to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service’s December 7th Gatherings and Face Mask order regarding indoor gatherings. Although houses of worship are exempt from enforcing Michigan’ epidemic orders, the Northwest Board is following the coronavirus mitigation guidelines provided for similar activities where large numbers of people congregate over long periods of time. https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-546790--,00.html Indoor gatherings:
Are prohibited at residential venues, except where no more than 10 persons from no more than 2 households are gathered. Such gatherings should be held consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for such gatherings;
Are prohibited at non-residential venues.
Please fill out this COVID-19 Health Screening before entering the church building.