Dear UUCB Family,
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is on everyone’s mind. For now, the church will continue with Sunday services and other activities as planned. Using guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the UUA, we have some suggestions of how we can work together to protect everyone who comes to our building: s:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer. For more information, please see recommendations of the World Health Organization.
- Stay home if you feel ill or if you have recently traveled from an area of concern. Those who cannot attend in person can still access the sermons at Worship Services and can request a Zoom Link to remotely attend meetings.
- Please consider purchasing a few extra alcohol-based hand sanitizers and donating some to the church, we will provide as available.
- Use healthy social techniques for greeting and connecting with other people. One staff favorite is a fist over the heart, but you can bump elbows or feet. While many of us love shaking hands or hugging, during this outbreak we need to be mindful, so we will not hold hands during service.
- Rather than passing our offertory basket, they will be placed in easy to access locations and you are welcome to come forward during the Offertory to contribute. Alternatively, consider electronic giving (QR Code on wall outside Sanctuary). Pledge Cards may be placed in the baskets or in the designated basket in the office.
- Please disinfect surfaces before and after you use spaces. Staff will make disinfectant wipes, spray and paper towels around campus. (again, please consider donating supplies to the church and Ingrid and family).
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the compost .
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Continue supporting Ingrid and family and honor this space as their home.
- Fight stigma, fear, and racism – viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities, or racial backgrounds.
UUCB leadership and ministry will keep a close eye on health recommendations in light of the outbreak. We will keep everyone informed of any additional steps to protect health and safety that become necessary, including exploring ways to participate in services remotely, meet via Zoom, and receive pastoral care.
UUCB Church Staff
More information and helpful links:
- World Health Organization
- Center for Disease Control
- CDC Travel Information
- Coronavirus, climate change, and community care by Susan Raffo
- Wash Your Hands by Dori Midnight
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus by NPR
- Boulder County Public Health website
- Colorado Department of Health website
- People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.