I am glad to share that after multiple weeks of decreased activity, Washtenaw County is now at a ‘medium’ COVID-19 community level under the CDC’s metrics. As part of our ongoing commitment to align our precautions with public health agency recommendations, we are now encouraging masking throughout the building and strongly recommending masking in worship. Considering the variable nature of COVID-19, we will continue to monitor the CDC Community Level for our county and follow the precautions we have determined at each level:
As COVID-19 remains present in our communities, the CDC and the Washtenaw County Health Department encourage us all to continue using available, effective health strategies to prevent and reduce the ongoing spread of illness, including particularly: getting vaccinated and staying up to date with any eligible boosters (Washtenaw County Health Department vaccine information), seek out testing if you’re feeling ill or have been exposed, and following recommendations for isolation and quarantine if symptomatic or after a positive test result. Additionally, it remains important to recognize that there are many who remain immunocompromised or are otherwise at a higher risk from COVID-19 and to respect the additional precautions they may require to remain healthy and safe.
As Christians, our faith has long held that are lives are not detached from one another but exist as part of a community. Our responsibility is to care for those around us in every way that we can; as Galatians instructs us, “Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). I am so grateful for your ongoing commitment to this responsibility as we continually manage our precautions to best care for the health and safety of those around us. Thank you!