Based on new guidelines from the CDC, we encourage everyone to wear a mask and stay six feet apart while attending worship, Sunday school, and other indoor activities at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. Masks are not required, but strongly encouraged.
According to the CDC, “Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant. However, preliminary evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who do become infected with the Delta variant can spread the virus to others.”
Out of love for our neighbors, we encourage everyone, even those who are fully vaccinated, to wear a mask and stay six feet apart at indoor activities at PGMC to protect others who are not vaccinated (or who may be more susceptible to COVID-19 for other reasons). Young children (under 12) are among the most vulnerable because they are not yet approved for vaccination. Others may have medical conditions that make vaccination dangerous or a bad option. The CDC says wearing a mask and staying six feet apart is the best way for vaccinated people to protect those who are more susceptible to COVID.
To reduce the risk of exposure and transmission, the choir will:
Please do not attend activities at PGMC if any of the following are true:
The CDC recommends vaccination as the most effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19, stop the spread of the virus, and fight our way out of this global pandemic. We strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated if you can safely do so.
CDC Guidelines as of July 27, 2021
To reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to others: CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people:
People who are immunocompromised should be counseled about the potential for reduced immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines and to follow current prevention measures (including wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others they don’t live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces) regardless of their vaccination status to protect themselves against COVID-19 until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.