Covid-19 Guidelines

In order to keep everyone safe and comply with Diocesan guidelines, we are meeting in-person with the following conditions:

  • If you are sick, not feeling well, have allergies or a sinus infection, are running a fever, or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, please stay home. When in doubt, please watch from home.

  • Masks worn above the nose and below the chin are required in all groups larger than 25 people. Masks are optional in small groups and outdoors, but are recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated.

  • Try to maintain 6 feet of distance at all times between yourself and anyone not living in your household.

  • Only exchange the "Peace" physically with your immediate family. Waves and smiles with others are encouraged!

  • The offertory has returned! The ushers will bring around the plate for your offering during the service. You may also give online or by mail.

  • We have returned to the altar rail! Holy Communion (Bread only) will be offered to all Baptized Christians. Please remain in your pew until the ushers direct you to stand at the altar rail. If you do not wish to receive, please feel free to come up, cross your arms over your chest, and the clergy will provide a blessing.

  • If you have physically attended a church event in the past 2 weeks and are diagnosed with Covid-19, please call the church office immediately so we may alert anyone you may have been in contact with that they need to be tested. We can keep your identity confidential.

Recognizing that a good compromise leaves everyone unhappy, we will be moving too slowly for some and too quickly for others. Please do what you need to feel safe, while also recognizing that others may not be in the same place as you are yet. Some of you have been vaccinated for months now, and some of you have yet to be vaccinated (or cannot be vaccinated). Living in community with one another requires accommodation and patience; please show grace to your brothers and sisters at this time.

Last but not least, if you are not ready to come back to church, that is perfectly okay! St. Andrew's Sunday services are offered online every Sunday until we can all feel safe being together in the sanctuary.