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COVID-19 Guidelines

Westminster’s COVID-19 Operations Committee, supported by the Session, continues to work to actively balance the needs of our physical and spiritual health.

Thanks to rapidly improving COVID-19 conditions and corresponding changes in federal, state, and local guidelines, we’re shifting – in most instances – from “mask required” to “mask optional” while we’re on Westminster’s campus or involved in church-sponsored off-campus activities. As of Monday, March 7, in almost all situations, while you’re on WPC’s campus or participating in WPC-sponsored activities, wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 is no longer required. There are currently two exceptions:
  • The Westminster School for Young Children is working through the details of aligning mask policies and will still probably mask while indoors, as will the Sunday Church School teachers of our youngest children, who don’t yet have access to vaccines.
  • As we resume singing on Sunday, March 13, mask-wearing will also remain the norm for a little longer where and whenever singing happens – in corporate worship and in choir practice. Beginning on Sunday, March 20, we’ll enjoy having our Chancel Choir members back in worship to lead singing.
We’ll continue to ask those who may not be feeling well to not attend church activities, including worship. Please recognize that our guidance is for “mask optional” because we’re all in this together and need to ensure that everyone feels comfortable when we come together.
Additionally, we recommend mask-wearing for those:
  • who are at high risk of severe illness or wish to have an added layer of protection,
  • who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past ten days but are not symptomatic, and
  • who are not fully vaccinated.

Thanks for your understanding. Please contact Westminster’s COVID-19 Operations Team with any questions.