We continue to be concerned for the safety and health of our staff, members, and guests due to recent increases in infection rates. Our strategy reflects our care and concern for those who are not yet eligible for vaccination or may be immunocompromised.
We moved to our Stage 2 status on June 27 based on increased vaccination rates and positive changes in the spread of the virus. Even with more recent increase in virus activity, we believe our current steps reduced risk and can allow us to continue to worship together.
We continue to pray for all of those affected by covid and for conditions to allow us to move to more normal activities. Review the updated strategy for returning to normal.
Stage 2 – Worship (refer to strategy document for more information):
– Attendees are responsible for their own distancing; last rows reserved for those wishing to distance
– Masks continue to be required which enables us to sing all parts of the liturgy and hymns
– Worship registration is not necessary
Stage 2 – Key changes for other in-person activities:
– Wearing masks in the church building is encouraged, especially for larger groups
– Groups must adopt the most restrictive mask wearing needs of the attendees. If agreed, masking is not required in the group activity.
– Kitchen facilities may be used. Dishwasher is available for use (please turn on as soon as possible for it to heat up)
NOTE that our strategy will evolve and adapt as we continue to navigate through the changing conditions of this pandemic. Requirements for mask wearing, physical distancing, and other measures are addressed in each stage.
We entered Stage 1 of our strategy on Sunday, May 30.
We entered Stage 2 of our strategy on Sunday, June 27.
Responding to Virus Conditions
The Member Care Team encourages us to seek reliable information and to consult with our personal trusted health care provider to help make an educated decision about receiving the COVID vaccine.
Vaccination appointments can be scheduled fairly easily through the Douglas County community vaccination web site. Walk-in clinics are also available.
With the coronavirus Delta variant, transmission and vaccines continue to pose many questions for so many of us. It is important that we all make educated decisions related to COVID-19. One resource is this easy to follow video animation by Dr. James Lawler, UNMC infectious diseases expert about how coronaviruses and the vaccines work.
Building Access Safety Guidelines during the time of Covid-19
We continue to be concerned for the safety and health of our staff, members, and guests due to recent increases in infection rates. We ask that everyone entering the church building follow the posted guidelines in concern for them and others using the building.
By entering our facility, you assume the risk of potential exposure to the Covid-19 virus or other infectious diseases.
- Assess your personal health and risk of infecting others before entering. If you have any symptoms (temperature, cough, sore throat, loss of sense of taste) or may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID, please stay home.
- Face Mask is encouraged at all times – The mask should fit properly and cover the nose and mouth. If you forgot your mask, disposable masks are available at the door.
- We encourage the use of hand sanitizer upon entering the building
- Restrooms are available for use.
- Please join us for recorded worship through streamed worship videos or by visiting the Lord of Love YouTube Channel.
- An add-on was installed to our HVAC systems that service the sanctuary, office areas, and fellowship hall. The add-on reduces airborne particulates (dust, dander, pollen, mold spores) and kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses. Though not completely eliminating any risk, the systems do help reduce the amount of virus exposure that may occur in the serviced areas.