Policy for Indoor In-person Worship Services and Other Indoor

           Gatherings at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse During a Pandemic 

This policy is informed by the current metrics reported for Onondaga County on the website CovidActNow.org.  

The President of the Board and the Minister of the congregation will monitor and track the CovidActNow website in order to determine which of the following guidelines apply.

Covid is an airborne virus.  Increased air exchange in rooms decreases the spread.  When people gather airflow will be increased either with air purifiers or open windows.

  1. HIGH Risk Level:
  • Worship services: Can be indoor in-person; attendance in the Sanctuary is limited to 25 persons (including worship leaders and ushers) who must have alerted the Office Administrator beforehand.
  • Other indoor gatherings limited to 10 persons in Parlor or Fellowship Hall or East 
  • Vaccination against Covid is advised for everyone able to receive the vaccine including the booster for those who are eligible to receive it.
  • Outdoor gatherings allowed
  • N95/KN95 or KF94 masks must be worn covering both mouth and nose and social distancing of six feet maintained.
  • No eating, drinking, or singing indoors
  1. MEDIUM Risk Level:
  • Worship services can be indoor in-person; attendance in the Sanctuary is limited to 50 persons (including worship leaders and ushers).
  • Other indoor gatherings limited to 10 persons in Parlor or Fellowship Hall or East room
  • Vaccination against Covid is advised for everyone able to receive the vaccine including the booster for those who are eligible to receive it.
  • N95/KN95 or KF94 masks must be worn covering both mouth and nose and social distancing of six feet maintained.
  • No eating, drinking or singing indoors    
  1. LOW RISK Level:
  • Worship services can be indoor in-person; no capacity limit.
  • Vaccination against Covid is advised for everyone able to receive the vaccine including the booster for those who are eligible to receive it.
  • Other indoor gatherings limited to 15 persons in Parlor or Fellowship Hall or East room
  • N95/KN95 or KF94 masks must be worn covering both mouth ands nose and social distancing of six feet maintained.
  • No eating, drinking, or singing indoors