As of March 13, 2022 masks are no longer required for worship or other indoor activities. This is due to the low rates of new cases in Douglas County and updated CDC guidelines. In Douglas County (as of 03/06/2022) there is a moderate level of transmission. At this level, CDC guidelines say that most individuals do not need to wear a mask indoors. However, individuals at high risk for severe illness, may want to continue to wear a mask indoors, especially when being exposed to large numbers of people.
We continue to pray for all of those affected by covid and for the continuation of the conditions that allow us enjoy more normal activities.
In early 2021 we adopted a multi-stage strategy for returning to normal. NOTE that the strategy was intended to evolve and adapt as we continued to navigate through the ever changing conditions of this pandemic. Review the updated strategy for returning to normal.
We entered Stage 1 of our strategy on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
We entered Stage 2 of our strategy on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
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 remain concerned for the safety and health of our staff, members, and guests. 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.
- Wearing Face Masks is encouraged for those who are at risk. – 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.