What Hills Church is Doing to Reduce the Spread of Covid
It is important for us as a community to take care of ourselves and one another. Here are some of the steps we are taking to minimize the transmission of Covid.
All of our staff and most of our volunteers have been vaccinated and boosted.
If you are eligible for the vaccine, but haven’t gotten it yet, now is the time! And don’t forget the booster!
Masks were required for everyone (vaccinated or not) at all of our indoor events, but due to the reduced number of new COVID-19 infections and the high vaccination rate in MA, masking has not been required since Sunday, March 6, 2022, but is optional. However, people who are not vaccinated, or are at increased risk for severe disease, or live with someone at increased risk, should continue to wear masks indoors.
Due to the designation of Norfolk County as a low risk community by the CDC, distancing indoors is no longer required.
We are continuing to live stream services, so you can join us from the comfort and safety of your home.
As part of the renovation of the air handling system in the Sanctuary, we added particle filters and ultraviolet lights (UVC) which inactivate many viruses and bacteria. Portable units with HEPA filters and ionizers have also been placed in the church school classrooms.
Children and Youth Ministries
Our Church School on Sundays is open, as are all of our other activities for children and young people. As of March 6, 2022, masking is optional for them. However, unvaccinated children (including those between the ages of 2 to 5 who are not eligible) are expected to be masked. Our teachers and staff will be masked. Click here for details: https://hillschurch.org/grow/children-and-youth/#K5-Church-School
Please stay home, take care of yourself, and join us by livestream. And let us know if we can help!
We are facing Covid as a community! We want to be able to spend time together in a way that is relatively safe, but we have to be flexible and adjust our practices to the ups and downs of this pandemic. It too shall pass, and we will have learned that we, as a community, are stronger than a virus!
From: The Re-Opening Task Force
Rob Andrews, Mimi D’Angelo, Jill Edens, Richard Edens, John Finney, Anne Marie Holloway, Chris Stowell, Judy Swahnberg, Sally Tomasetti, Elaine Vildzius