With the advent of three effective vaccines, and their increasingly successful rollout in Wisconsin, the Diocese has shifted the threshold for resuming public worship. For the last eleven months we have refrained from gathering, waiting for the likelihood of someone in any gathering being Covid infected to fall below 1%. As we have learned more about how the virus spreads, how to prevent that spread, and as the vaccines are more widely distributed, the Diocesan threshold has been raised to a 3% chance that someone in the room might be infected.
Because of that shift, and because we are now below 119 active cases of Covid 19 per 100,000 residents of Dane County, we can, as of this past week, gather indoors with up to 25 people, masked, and socially distanced; or outdoors with as many people as the space will accommodate with six feet of social distance between them.
We want to hear from you. What is your comfort level as we begin this conversation once again? Under what circumstances would you be willing to attend a worship service in our building at 1833 Regent Street, in a park, or across the street on the blacktop at Randall Elementary School? What will you need to feel safe? What can we do to increase your comfort level? Please use the survey below to let us know!
Below, you will find links to the Diocese of Milwaukee’s most recent iteration of the Returning to Public Worship Guidelines, and to the most recent order from Public Health Madison Dane County. You will also find a diagram that helps us to understand our seating capacity when maintaining six feet of social distance. We hope that you will use these resources as you think about your answers to the attached survey and we look forward to hearing from you as we all make our way forward through these difficult decisions.