Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Last updated April 14, 2022

In-person worship has resumed in the meetinghouse, on our usual schedule:

8:30 a.m. Meeting for Worship
9:45 a.m. Friends Forum (online only)
11:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship

6:30 p.m. Meeting for Worship

Online meetings are held simultaneously with the Sunday meetings for worship. In April-May 2022, we are conducting experiments in worshipping in a hybrid format, with the Zoom and in-person meetings connected to each other. Contact for the link to attend online.

To protect all of us, especially adults who are vulnerable and children who are too young to be vaccinated, we expect Friends who are not fully vaccinated to refrain from coming into the meetinghouse. This does not apply to children under the age of 5 who are not yet eligible for vaccination.

Masks are required inside the meetinghouse. KN95/N95 masks are available at the meetinghouse, and masks in children’s sizes as well. We ask that you use one of these masks rather than a cloth or surgical mask while in the meetinghouse. After using one of the provided masks you can bring it home with you and use it again when you return.

We have upgraded our ventilation and air conditioning systems for improved safety. Internal and outside air passes through a series of seven filters with high Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value rating. It then passes through another filter and over an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation air purification system that is designed to disinfect potentially infectious viruses, mold, and bacteria, pathogens and allergens. Air scrubbers in the ductwork further purify. In the dining room and front room of the original house, two Airpura 600 Air Cleaners with high-efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filters run continuously, as well as another in the second-floor rooms. Questions about these systems can be addressed to Joe Landsberger, B&G clerk.

Contact the office for a link to online worship, questions about COVID protocols, or to reserve a meeting time on the Zoom account.

The Covid Advisory Team authorized by Meeting for Business will continue to evaluate conditions, and will make recommendations as the data changes. The current members of the team are Pete Rode, Pam Heggie, Lynn Cibuzar, Valerie Stoehr, and Paul Landskroener.