Recently the Moondancers Covenant Group was the first small group to utilize the Small Group Indoor Gathering Guidelines to meet in the sanctuary. The guidelines are to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission while the county continues to have high risk levels. The group utilized the new air purifiers and new fans that have been added to circulate the air in the sanctuary to keep aerosols moving.
Our Coming Together Team continues to research and draft guidelines for stages of reopening for each of the five COVID risk levels outlined by COVID Act Now and recommended as one tool for guidance by the Unitarian Universalist Association. While the current COVID risk level for Pierce County is still categorized as very high by COVID Act Now, we are encouraged that the Pierce County 14-day case rates have recently shown a downward trend for new cases. Our planning efforts have shifted to the other four risk levels with faith that we will one day move to another risk level.
We continue to meet at Wapato Park at 12:00 noon on Sundays following online worship services at 10:30 a.m., as well as have an online Zoom “coffee time” meeting room immediately following worship service.
We’ve also been doing some deep cleaning around the church building including some recent cleaning of carpeting and sanctuary chairs. Thanks to Sheila Whybrow, Cindy Hackett, and others for their contributions in this cleaning work.
Some may have also noticed that one of the church sanctuary windows required replacement after rock damage. Thanks to Bob Hays for coordinating the replacement of the window by a glazier this past week.
Now, there’s a clear view through the new window of the beautiful maple tree resplendent with fall colors.