Here you will find notices from the Pandemic Safety Team (PST) and resources regarding the church’s re-gathering.

Current Status

Last Updated: 11/1/22

The Pandemic Safety Team is pleased to report that the Covid data continues below the 100 cases/100k in Lehigh County with adequate ICU beds available for sicker patients. In September, the Board approved a motion to follow the CDC guidelines for lower rates of infection. This meant that masking will be optional at Sunday services, coffee hours, and in person meetings. Last Sunday, some congregants masked, and some didn’t. Others continue to use our hybrid approach for services for extra safety. Whatever you do, if you want additional guidance, we have provided links to CDC information below. As before, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of the PST.

It is important to note that this does not mean the pandemic is over and the PST has done its work. Experts say the virus continues to develop new variants and anticipate more surges as the fall and winter seasons progress. PST will continue to monitor and advise until the experts say such activities are no longer needed. We will be looking at mitigation measures during this lower risk level and how to determine to go back to more rigorous methods if necessary.

The CDC Says, “Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters” (October 17, 2022)

Updated (bivalent) boosters are available. CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group:

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.

If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.