September 11, 2022
We recognize there are varying levels of comfort around this change. As a UU community, we respect one another’s decisions. It is important that everyone feels welcome to choose what is right for them. The committee will continue to monitor the situation and adapt as needed. For questions, please contact info@neighborhooduu.
March 28, 2022
We appreciate so many people filling out our survey on further reopening. Based on the survey, it is clear that we are not quite at the place where we can remove the mask mandate for worship. Given that little children are still not vaccinated we want to be attentive to that need.
We have agreed that when smaller groups are meeting inside, if everyone in the group agrees to it, they can meet without masks. Obviously individuals may still choose to stay masked. At the beginning of such gatherings it is important to make it clear that this is a choice and not a requirement. We must remember that it may feel uncomfortable for some to remain masked if the rest of the group is not. Please make it clear in the beginning of a meeting that the group be respectful of all choices. We will continue to update you as we make further decisions.
March 15, 2022
The Covid Task Force has been thinking about next steps to ensure both are safety and feelings of community in our congregation. The numbers are all getting better, the test-positivity rate is below 1%, cases are down, hospitalizations and deaths are down, and LA County and Pasadena has removed the mask mandate for indoor activities. But the virus is still with us and know that many are still feeling vulnerable. Before a decision is made about future protocol, a survey will be emailed today.
Current protocol: masks required indoors, masks optional outdoors