August 27, 2021
As we are all aware, COVID-19 has recently regained steam and the new Delta variant has been impacting our community with an increasing number of positive cases and hospitalizations. According to public health officials, the Delta variant is much more contagious and our community is currently experiencing high levels of transmission due to this variant.
In response to this surge in cases, the CDC issued new guidance for gatherings. For areas like ours with high transmission, the recommendation is that “everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings.” In light of this guidance, beginning this Sunday, we will encourage our Station members and attenders to consider wearing a mask while mobile within the building. As there is not a mask mandate in our state or area, we will not require masks. The decision completely belongs to you. You will be welcomed whether you choose to wear a mask or not.
An additional measure we can take is to continue to be mindful of our spacing around others, whenever possible. Due to the size of our facility and the amount of people that choose to worship and attend a HUB small group here, this is not something that we can control very well. The month of August has been the highest attended month in our church's history. We appreciate your understanding in this.
Finally, if you test positive for COVID-19, experience symptoms of illness, or are exposed to someone with COVID-19, we would ask you to remain at home and worship with us by livestream. This is also a great option for any who need to stay away from large gatherings for other health reasons.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this season. In the event that additional changes become necessary with regard to our precautions and protocol, we will communicate accordingly. Let’s continue to pray that the Lord will keep our faith family and community healthy, preserving a spirit of togetherness as we move forward to impact the nations, our neighbors, and the next generation.