COVID-SAFE PROTOCOL UPDATES: JUNE 29, 2021

Trinity’s Re-Opening Task Force and Church Council thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we have worked to keep our community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Based on the results of our congregational survey, comments shared, the high vaccination rate in both our community and our state, the most current CDC recommendations, and the latest advice and counsel from the Delaware-Maryland Synod office, we will implement the following changes effective beginning Sunday July 11th.

  • The church building will be mask optional.  If you have not been vaccinated for Covid-19, we ask that you please continue to wear a mask.  While masks are optional, you are always welcome to wear a mask if you so choose.
  • We will maintain social distancing of at least 3 feet.  There will no longer be assigned seating for worship.  You are welcome to choose your seat at a distance that is comfortable for you and those around you.
  • At the end of the service, we will no longer dismiss worshippers by row.  Following the sending, you are welcome to leave at your own pace.  We encourage you to proceed outside to visit with one another.
  • We will continue contact tracing and registration.  If you pre-register, please check your name off on the list at the table in the Narthex.  If you do not preregister, please write your name on the list at the table in the Narthex.
  • We will be returning pew cushions and hymnals to the pews.
  • Because the guidelines for dealing with this virus change so quickly, we will continue to update this plan as needed.

We will continue livestreaming our service.  Online live-streamed worship will be available beginning at 10:00 am on Sundays on youtube.  The link to the service is posted on the church’s Facebook page at the conclusion of worship.  We will also continue to offer worship via our phone liver-streaming service.

*If you are sick, have been exposed to COVID-19 or do not feel comfortable gathering in person, we ask that you remain home and worship with us online, by phone, or via mailed bulletins.  If you are a member of an at-risk population, we encourage you to make the safest decision for you.*

If you worship in-person with us and you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you will need to contact the church office and the church will notify all who gathered of the potential exposure risk.  Your identity will be kept confidential.