Possible Exposure to COVID-19 at UUC Easter Sunday

If you did not attend the 11:15 a.m. Sunday service at University Unitarian Church on April 17, you may disregard this message:

This is a general notice that attendees of the 11:15 a.m. Easter Sunday service on April 17, 2022 may have been exposed to COVID-19 through an individual who had mild symptoms consistent with spring allergies, but tested positive for COVID-19 in a home test the next day (April 18). 

No specific “close contacts” are identifiable, given indeterminate distancing from this person seated in the chapel for the service. (The CDC defines “close contact” as someone you were within 6 feet of for at least 15 minutes, whether or not you/they were wearing a mask.) Other than one person who has been directly contacted, this person’s interactions outside the chapel were incidental and would not constitute a “close contact.”

We recommend you remain vigilant for symptoms, take advantage of these CDC resources, and contact your doctor for advice if you have any questions. 

A reminder that if you have cold, seasonal allergy, or flu-like symptoms, please do not come to church for Sunday services or small group gatherings until you are symptom-free for at least 24 hours. A COVID test is recommended. Remember that Sunday services are livestreamed and also recorded for later viewing. Most small groups have the option of meeting on Zoom as well as in person. Choose virtual presence if you have symptoms.

UUC remains one of the safer places to gather, with vaccinations still required to enter, facemasks required indoors, distancing of three feet or greater consistently available, and excellent outside air circulation throughout the building. Nonetheless, COVID-19 and other illnesses, with or without symptoms, are present locally even when risk of community exposure is low, and should be considered a possibility whenever you spend time with others.

We wish you our best for continued good health. May your connection to this community support you in your journey. If our Care Team may be of assistance along the way, please don’t hesitate to reach out by email (care@uuchurch.org) or telephone (206-454-7722).

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