Church Gathering Guidelines – April 2022

Church Gathering Guidelines – April 2022

The UUCCH Board of Trustees, with guidance from the Covid Task Force, has developed new guidelines for gathering at the church, as we prepare to resume worship in the Sanctuary later in April, and we plan for meetings, classes, and events on the church campus. We are using the CovidActNow COVID Risk & Vaccine Tracker ( to assess infection risk in our area, and we will adjust these guidelines based on risk levels, as shown in the chart.

As of 4/29/22, we have updated our chart since the CovidActNow tracker changed how they categorize the risk groups.  Additionally, UUCCH strongly advises masking in particular by high risk groups. We define “high risk groups” using the CDC guidelines which should be linked to the chart at the heading:

Here is the updated chart (as of 4/29/22).  We will continue to review and update as necessary.


Right now, Camden County is in the High risk category, and Burlington County is in Medium on the CovidActNow tracking site, so the guidelines for April 2022 are currently as follows:

Requirements for in-person attendance include vaccination (two, three, or four shots) for those eligible, along with no symptoms or known recent exposure

  • Vaccine eligibility is defined by the age groups for which vaccines are available, and by health conditions that preclude vaccination; it is our expectation that vulnerable people will be in consultation with their medical provider as conditions change.
  • Those who teach Children’s Faith Engagement, and others working with vulnerable populations, will provide documentation of their vaccination status.
  • Well fitted masks to cover the mouth and nose are required for all participants over age 2, for all group activities in the church (worship, meetings, music rehearsals, classes). Masks may be (N95/KN95/KN94, approved singer’s mask or equivalent). N95/KN95 masks will be provided at the door for those attending worship services, if they do not have one
  • Those speaking in worship may remove their masks while speaking, as long as they are not near others, then put them back on.  Disposable microphone covers are available for use.
  • Distances of six feet are encouraged between people who are not in a “pod,” and ample space will be provided in all settings.
  • Singing (or humming) is allowed in worship and music rehearsals with masks on
  • We will not offer coffee hour after services until the risks diminish. See the chart for guidance on eating in other settings.