Current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
The Saltwater Board met and reviewed and updated our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines on January 25, 2023. For a printer friendly copy of the guidelines, please click here.
If you are sick, please stay home. If you have come into contact with someone positive for COVID-19, follow the precautions recommended by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/if-you-were-exposed.htm
In order to care for our collective well-being, we strongly recommend that anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated do so, especially before participating in indoor activities.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Outdoor
Open for programing as of September 28, 2022
Small and Large Group Gatherings
- People of all ages can meet outdoors for programs. There is no limit on the number of people.
- Masking and social distancing are optional.
- Eating and drinking is ok.
- Please respect the choice of those who continue to mask and practice social distancing.
Covid-19 Guidelines for Indoor
Open for Programing as of September 28, 2022
Large Group Gatherings
- In order to care for our collective well-being, we strongly recommend that anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated do so, especially before participating in indoor activities.
- People of all ages can meet indoors. Masking is required for Sunday morning worship and congregational business meetings to care for the most vulnerable members of our community. We recommend wearing a high-quality mask such as an N95 or KN95.
- For all church programs other than worship and business meetings, masking is recommended but optional. Eating and drinking is okay. Please respect the choice of those who continue to wear a mask.
- There is reduced seating in the sanctuary with 3 ft space between rows. There is no longer a capacity limit for worship or programs. Social distancing is optional. Please respect the choice of those who continue to practice social distancing.
- The leader of a church event will be responsible for ensuring high touch surfaces are wiped down after use, for example: light switches, doorknobs, and bathroom sink handles. Cleaning supplies are available in the Janitor’s Closet in the Welcome Room. Also available in the Janitor’s Closet are extra disposable masks (both child and adult sizes), hand sanitizer, hand soap, and paper towels.
- Group leaders will do what is feasible to increase ventilation: open doors and windows when possible, turn on heating system, or put on air purifiers (available in Sanctuary, Office, and Lighthouse).
Message from our Board and Minister
We believe our approach to managing events during the pandemic reflects our commitment to welcome and care for those who are more vulnerable, including children, those who are immune-compromised, and those who are unable to be vaccinated. The Board is continuing to monitor the local Covid-19 transmission rates through COVID Act Now: https://covidactnow.org/us/washington-wa/county/king_county/?s=25031418/. They meet monthly to assess our local conditions to see when we are able to start multi-platform worship. We are keeping in mind guidance from both public health and the UUA: https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/delta-guidance. If you have any questions about our current guidelines, please contact Karin Leisy, Board President.
If you would like to create an event to foster connection, you can schedule that event with our Office Administrator by completing our online request form (click here). If you need support in planning or organizing an event, please contact a member of the Operation Leads Team: Rev. Kristen Kuriga, Susan Aigner, or Galen Guffy.