Oct. 30 changes to Covid-19 masking policy

Your Pandemic Task Force has recommended and your Board of Trustees has approved a new masking policy at the church. Because of our top-of-the-line sanctuary ventilation, the self-protective nature of KN-95 and similar masks, and a CovidActNow rating of “low risk” in Columbia and Boone County, masks are now welcome, celebrated, and optional at the UU Church of Columbia.

We will continue to provide KN-95 masks of all sizes for those who need or prefer them and to maintain a culture that welcomes masking, but we will no longer be requiring masks for worship or meetings. In order to continue to protect our community, we ask you to ensure that you are up to date on Covid vaccination and boosters and to stay home with our online worship offering if you feel sick at all.

In addition to our online offering, we will be providing the following options for various risk levels: 

  • The seating in the east side of the sanctuary will be set up for social distancing for those with increased vulnerability.
  • The greeting area will be set up with a livestream of the service as soon as our construction project allows us to move back into the space.
  • All meetings will have an option to use our new Owl hybrid meeting technology so that online participants can be comfortably included.
  • We have added an online-only Chalice Circle Small Group – you can register here for that offering.

With Care,
Your Pandemic Task Force, Board of Trustees, and Minister