COVID-19 Protocols, Information and Resources

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COVID-19 Protocols, Information and Resources


Indoor and Outdoor Worship Service COVID-19 Protocols
Effective June 6, 2021


The following updates to our parish COVID-19 protocols are based on current CDC recommendations and in accordance with guidelines from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania:

Indoor Worship
• No limit on indoor attendance capacity.
• Registration is no longer required.
• Congregational singing, including the choir, is permitted.
• Masking for fully vaccinated persons is optional.
• Continued respectful distancing from others is encouraged.
• Worship leaders (e.g., readers, singers) are required to be fully vaccinated.**
• Social-distancing and masking are requested of unvaccinated persons.**
• Unvaccinated adults and families with unvaccinated young adults and children are asked to practice appropriate social distancing or attend outdoor services.**
• Indoor services will continue to be streamed to Facebook and YouTube.

Outdoor Worship
• All prior COVID restrictions and protocols on outdoor worship have been rescinded.

Study and Fellowship (Indoors or Outdoors)
• In-person fellowship is permitted with no capacity limit or pre-registration.
• Serving arrangements will be managed as appropriate to the event.
• Social-distancing and masking are requested of unvaccinated persons.**

At all times, we ask that care and concern be shown toward others who are present for worship. Those who feel sick are asked to remain at home, attend virtually, and seek medical care if necessary. Those who are eligible and choose to remain unvaccinated are asked to especially consider the weak and vulnerable among us, taking all necessary precautions to reduce the potential spread of infection.

** Note: It is the position of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Clergy and Lay Leadership of St. Francis-in-the-Fields that the three primary COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) are safe and effective at reducing both the severity and spread of COVID-19. We encourage all eligible, unvaccinated members of St. Francis to consult their physician about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Chester County Health Department - Coronavirus COVID-19: Support Strategies and Resources
How to support yourself and others during social distancing, quarantine and isolation, resources for help
https://www.chesco.org/4440/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Support-Strategies

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Links for Symptoms & Testing, Stop the Spread, Pennsylvania data, FAQ and more
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Pennsylvania State Guide - Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
All Pennsylvanians have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives. Here are resources to help individuals, families, and businesses do their part.
Keep checking back. This guide will be kept up to date as resources and information change.
https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/