King’s Cross COVID-19 policies from July 1, 2021 moving forward are as follows:
- Masks are no longer required for our Sunday worship service. There is no policy differential for people who are vaccinated verses people who are unvaccinated.
Local health officials do recommend people who are unvaccinated to continue to wear masks or get vaccinated. This includes populations who are unable to get vaccinated, especially children under 11 years old.
Parents or Guardians are responsible for determining if their children will wear masks during our worship services.
If you are in a conversation or close proximity to someone who has chosen to wear a mask, or have their children wearing masks, it is your responsibility to ask if they would prefer you wear a mask while talking with them. If they do indicate that they would prefer that you wear a mask, please respond by lovingly submitting to their needs, and affirming your affection for them in Jesus.
Chairs will still be set up with social distancing being observed, however they no longer need to be cleaned before being put away.
One thing to note is that children’s ministry will likely be set up again in September. Given the pandemic, and the lack of need to keep several children’s ministry protocols up to date, we need to use the next couple months to get our policy implementation up to date (e.g. training, back ground checks, etc.). It is likely that when we do start children’s ministry up again, ministry workers will be required to wear masks until there has been sufficient time for children 2-11 years old to get vaccinated (if their parent or guardian so chooses). From the people we have talked to, it seems like September is the earliest date when children 2-11 year’s old will be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
You can find more information about our rationale for these changes, along with some pastoral thoughts on these changes for those who struggle with these updates, in our email to the church here.