Updated Mask Guidelines for In-Person Worship

Masks recommended for all persons during in-person worship

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated recommendations on mask usage given the current COVID Delta variant circulating in the United States. In areas with substantial and high transmission, the CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant.

Today, Ramsey County reached the substantial transmission level based on the number of cases. The CDC guidance recommending masks therefore now applies to indoor public gatherings in Ramsey County.

Following that guidance, we updated our July 1 guidelines. We recommend all persons, including those who are fully vaccinated, wear masks at our Sunday morning in-person worship services. If anyone in your household, doesn’t feel well or has been exposed to COVID, please choose to stay home.

Gloria Dei’s COVID Safety Task Force will meet again in early August to review and discuss our church’s COVID safety requirements.