The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded our community of the rich blessing that comes from being together for worship and fellowship, which we do not take for granted. Since WCF returned to in-person worship in the summer of 2021, we have sought to care for and protect all of those in our community, including those who are immunocompromised, ineligible for vaccination, or otherwise at higher risk. While the Washington, DC and CDC public health COVID-19 protocols are less restrictive at the present time and individual comfort levels are evolving, WCF continues to have a number of vulnerable individuals and families within our greater church community.
Our Community Principles for Reopening affirm the importance of putting the needs of others before our own, caring for the most vulnerable among us, and respecting the varying positions of community members. As such, we have determined that WCF will continue our current policy of mandatory wearing of face masks for individuals over the age of 2 during our community gatherings for Worship Services and Children's and Adult Nurture programming. We will allow additional flexibility on masking for those speaking or singing at microphones and during times of fellowship that involve food/beverages. Advance registration for worship and color-coded wristbands are no longer required.
We appreciate your continued assistance keeping WCF nut-free, latex-free, and fragrance-free.