COVID-19 Plan

The MVUUC board created an initial COVID-19 plan for the congregation on 6/7/21. All were invited to be part of the discussion and a number of members attended and gave us invaluable feedback. We did our very best to follow the UUA guidelines for covenantal community.

This plan has been repeatedly updated, was last updated on 4/24/22, and will continue to be updated as the pandemic evolves. 

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Sunday Services:

  • Mask wearing by congregants will be determined by transmission level:

    • Community transmission is low masks are optional.

    • ​Community transmission is medium masks are highly encouraged.

    • Community transmission is high masks are mandatory in the building.

  • Singing​

    • Community transmission is low masks are encouraged. 

    • ​Community transmission is medium masks are mandatory.

    • Community transmission is high singing is postponed until levels are lower.

  • Speakers​

    • Masks are optional for speakers at the podium/joys&concerns regardless on transmission level. 

    • NOTE: It is the speakers decision if they wish to wear a mask. We ask congregants not to request speakers to remove their masks. Listening devices are available for those with hearing difficulties. ​

  • Ventilation

    • Ventilation will be improved with use of HVAC system.

    • A HEPA filter system will be used. We have multiple units for sanctuary and social hall spaces. 

  • Sanitation 

    • Continued sanitation practices will be followed including sanitizing high touch surfaces.

  • Remote 

    • A remote streaming option will continue to be provided for participants to join in live or they can watch the recorded service. 

  • Eating rules rules based transmission levels​

    • If transmission levels are low eating indoors is permitted. 

    • If transmission levels are medium congregants are reminded to keep mask off for as limited a time as possible and maintain social distancing. 

    • If transmission levels are high eating indoors will be suspended until levels are lower. 

Religious Education:

  • Mask wearing will be determined by transmission level:

    • Community transmission is low masks are optional.

    • ​Community transmission is medium masks are highly encouraged.
    • Community transmission is high masks mandatory in the building.
  • Singing​
    • Community transmission is low masks are encouraged. 

    • ​Community transmission is medium masks are mandatory.

    • Community transmission is high singing is postponed until levels are lower.

  • Ventilation

    • Ventilation will be improved with use of HVAC system.

    • A HEPA filter system will be used. We have 2 units for the RE area.

  • Sanitation 

    • Continued sanitation practices will be followed including sanitizing surfaces and toys and hand washing/sanitizing pre-snack.

  • Snacks 

    • If transmission level is medium or high, during snack children will be encouraged to remove their masks for as limited time as possible and children with be spaced out as feasible. 

  • Remote option​

    • A remote option can be provided. Parents may contact the Director of Religious Education (DRE), prior to Sunday. This will allow the DRE to best accommodate the child's needs on the remote platform.

Other Meetings (e.g., book club, committee meetings)

  • All activities held at MVUUC will follow guidelines similar to those outlined for services.  

  • A remote option will be provided whenever feasible for these activities. 

 

For questions contact president@mvuuc.org

Rev. 4--24-22

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