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ULCH Response to COVID-19

An Overview of our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (September 1, 2021 version):

On September 1, 2021, University Lutheran Church of Hope updated our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. We seek to offer guidance about how our faith community is responding as restrictions lessen and yet care and concern for one another are still essential. This policy was updated in March, May, June and August of 2020, and April, June and now, again, in September of 2021. Link HERE for the updated COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

This September 1, 2021 plan will guide our congregational response to COVID over the coming month. A few items to note: 

  • Outdoors masks continue to be optional when distance can be kept.
  • Indoors (for worship, meetings, gatherings) masks are required.
  • Please honor distance and avoid congregating. 
  • The new policy is meant to be clearer in presentation.
  • It includes sections about food and fellowship.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all who are able, and they are now required for staff.
  • COVID-19 (and particularly the Delta variant) affects some communities and some demographics disproportionately. Our youngest aren’t yet able to be vaccinated and those with underlying health issues are especially at risk. Our slower and careful approach honors these varied experiences as real and seeks to avoid pushing people into potentially unhealthy spaces.
  • Please, if you are sick, do not come to the church building or to church gatherings. 
  • Wash hands regularly and honor social distancing and one another’s comfort.
  • Schedule meetings and groups ahead with Nathan at the church office so we can be stewards of the space, clean thoroughly, and be hospitable.

Read the full plan here.

Additional Resources:

Visitor/Facility Health Screening Checklist   

Download our earlier statements below.

June 2021 Statement                    April 29, 2021 Statement

August 25,2020 Statement        June 30, 2020 Statement      May 26, 2020 Statement     

March 13, 2020 Statement          March 11, 2020 Statement