May 26, 2021
Dear Grace Parish Family,
In response to the recent release of new guidelines by the CDC and the new diocesan guidelines approved by our Bishop, Grace will adopt these updated COVID-19 protocols, effective immediately:
Protocols for the unvaccinated:
***Special Seating set aside in the Church for unvaccinated and immunocompromised people will be: the upper balcony, the first two rows on both sides nearest the chancel, and the side chapel.
Vaccinated persons may exchange the Peace with a handshake or embrace, however, I ask that you please be sensitive to the social cues given by those sitting around you. While you may be ready for a handshake or embrace, others may not. Fist bumps and elbows are still appropriate. Those who are unvaccinated should remain masked and observe social distancing.
Of course, we are not able to guarantee a COVID-free environment, and everyone on campus is responsible to observe protocols and bear any risks. Remember that we will continue to offer Sunday worship online via our live-streamed services.
It will take some time for people to read about and understand these changes. Please be courteous and patient with one another as we move into this new phase with much more freedom in our spaces. Let us not fail to give thanks to God for such progress in the fight against the pandemic, as we continue to pray for those in much more perilous places around the world.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Suzanne Smith