MASKING OPTIONAL INSIDE HOLY TRINITY
Masking is now OPTIONAL for all people inside Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, until further notice. Please help us keep everyone safe at Holy Trinity by spacing at a safe distance, and washing and sanitizing hands frequently. Thank you
Current Policy (as of March 1, 2022)
On Friday, February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidelines for mask-wearing during the pandemic. Based on that update, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is revising its indoor mask mandate from "required" to "optional," effective immediately.
In a Washington Post article written Friday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky reported that the new guidelines provide a framework for living safely with a virus that is expected to remain at endemic levels for the foreseeable future. Walensky said, "the new guidelines provide individuals with an understanding of what precautions they should consider based on the level of the disease in their community, their underlying risk, and their own tolerance. None of us know what the future may hold for this virus. We need to be prepared and ready for whatever comes next. We want to give people a break from things like mask wearing when levels are low, and then have the ability to reach for them again, should things get worse in the future."
Holy Trinity continues to prioritize parishioners' health and safety at all times. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the clergy or the Senior Warden.
~ Fr. Dee Stayton, Interim Rector, and Susan Read, Senior Warden