While the CoViD-19 Task Force is finalizing their recommendations, here are some of the guidelines they came up with after many, many long months of study and preparation in an effort to keep us safe while at St. Luke’s.
Masks will continue to be worn while in the building, including the sanctuary. This helps keep those around us safe from our potential infection. Masks are best at keeping others safe from us, rather than the other way around.
Most of the research has suggested that singing is problematic for CoViD transmission. We breathe deeper, meaning if there’s CoViD in the air we could inhale more of it. Also, when we sing, we exhale more air and, therefore, if we are ill, we would exhale more virus particles.
We aim to keep everyone as safe as we can. Due to social distancing and the size of the sanctuary, we will be limiting the number of people in the sanctuary. Additionally, one of the ways we will be working to keep everyone safe is by keeping track of who attends.
We are working on the specifics of when. Please keep watching your email for more details, dates, and directions.
I can’t wait for in-person worship to begin, but I am still hesitant. There will be a lot that’s different, but one thing that won’t be different is that we are all part of the St. Luke’s family. I am glad that we are working to keep the StL family safe as we move towards re-entering the sanctuary. We care about your health and ask you to care about others, so please continue to follow the recommendations.
Blessings to you all,
Sean Johnson, Choir Director