OUR SAFETY PLAN
UPDATE AS OF MAY 20, 2021
(Please note some changes as of June 15, 2021)
Hello Trinity Assembly,
As you may be aware, last week the CDC provided updated guidance regarding masking for fully vaccinated individuals and as of Wednesday, May 19th, New York State has adopted that guidance.
As a result:
If you are fully vaccinated (two weeks past your final vaccination shot), you can refrain from wearing a mask at our services and gatherings if you choose to.
If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear your mask (when entering, exiting and singing) and socially distance in accordance with current government requirements and CDC guidance.
We will not be requiring proof of vaccination and ask everyone to honor these guidelines to help ensure safety.
For the time being, we will continue to arrange the seating in our main gathering spaces for social distancing. (IMPORTANT: This previous sentence is no longer the case as of June 15th due to Gov. Cuomo's lifting of COVID restrictions)
While the temperature check stations in the lobby will continue to be available to use at your convenience, we are now asking only our ministry team members and nursery age children to check their temp onsite. (IMPORTANT: This previous sentence is no longer the case as of June 15th due to Gov. Cuomo's lifting of COVID restrictions)
Nursery aged children are neither masked nor social distanced so it seems wise to request they check their temp onsite.
We will continue some cleaning between and after services, but will no longer be fogging the chairs in the sanctuary. (IMPORTANT: This previous sentence is no longer the case as of June 15th due to Gov. Cuomo's lifting of COVID restrictions)
We will continue to adhere to the CDC guidelines and stay in step with our local school guidelines by asking children and volunteers in the nursery, 4-year old class, Trinity Kids, and Trinity Youth to wear a mask. This, like all COVID-19 measures, is temporary and we will inform you when any changes are made.
This feels like a good opportunity to give you a sneak peek into this Sunday’s main text:  So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,  complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2 (ESV).
This Sunday’s sermon topic was chosen over six months ago, but the Spirit knew then what we would need to hear now. This season is an important opportunity to be patient with one another, to be kind toward those who feel differently than we do, and to remain faithful to the mission of loving God and loving others. Let’s humbly and joyfully commit ourselves to fighting for unity on what matters most and generosity and grace for all the rest!