Health Safety Practices
The pandemic taught us a lot about preventing the spread of disease when we gather. Current practices at St. Thomas are below. Our Vestry reviews and updates these each month.
Masks - We wear masks for large gatherings indoors to protect children and others who cannot be vaccinated.
Spacing - We sit in every pew on the pulpit side (to your left as you enter) and in every other pew on the lectern side (to your right as you enter). Three-foot markers in each pew may be used to separate household groups. You are welcome to sit more closely together if you wish, but please respect the space that others want.
Choir - Choir members are fully vaccinated and wear masks.
Children - The nursery is open for most events. Children's chapel meets in the parish hall where there is more space. Many children's programs take place outside. Workers and volunteers are fully vaccinated and wear masks.
Contact Tracing - We ask you to sign in when you arrive. If we already have your contact information, we only need your name and the number of people in your household with you that day. Please let the office know if anyone in your household tests positive for Covid-19 within five days of attending so that we can contact those who sat near you. We do not share identities of those who test positive.
In addition, we installed UV lights in most of our HVAC systems to clean the air. Rooms are cleaned after each use. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!