COVID Safety Guidelines for in person indoor high holidays
Help us keep us safe!
- Our current plan is that High Holidays Services this year will be both in person at the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation and live-streamed.
- In order to attend in person, if you are over the age of 12, you must be vaccinated. In order to protect yourself and vulnerable community members, please do not attend services in person if you are not vaccinated. If you are unable to be vaccinated and want to participate, please contact Gillian at email@example.com.
- Additionally, to attend in person services, you must register online prior to the event. We will offer limited attendance capacity in order to respect COVID-19 social distancing needs. When registering, you must enter your name and the names of anyone attending with you.
- Members can find the link to register for in person services on the website and in an email sent out by Gillian Jackson.
- When entering the UU building, a volunteer will welcome you to services and check to make sure you are registered. Please plan to arrive early to allow extra time for check in.
- Please do not come to in person services if you have recently experienced a cough, sinus congestion, sore throat, aches, fever, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, or loss of sense of smell or taste, or have had close contact within the last 14 days with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, stay home and access the service via livestream.
- If you or someone in your home or social circle is considered to be at high risk status, because of health or advanced age, we encourage you to keep them safe by staying home yourself and accessing services via the livestream.
- You must wear a mask while inside the UU building, with few exceptions.
- Social distancing will apply for people not in the same household or “pod.”
- Children will be welcome at the UU building, but with limited capacity. Children 2 years old and older will be expected to comply with mask wearing and social distancing. One room will be reserved for children under the age of 12 and a second room for teens 12 and older. Children’s services during High Holidays will take place under a tent outdoors.
- If you or your children need to eat or drink for health reasons, please feel welcome to do so, but please maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others while eating or drinking with your mask off.
- Members with their own machzorim (prayerbooks) are asked to bring them; for those without, machzorim will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own tallitot and kippot.
- COVID-19 is unpredictable; things may change. We will be following UU Congregation policy and county, state, and federal regulations. We will notify the congregation as soon as possible in the event that any of these guidelines change.