COVID-19 PROTOCOLS UPDATE - MASKS

 

Dear Skokie Valley Family,

 

We know this last year has been difficult for many of us.  Even so, we’ve seen more people gathering and worshipping together than at any point since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and many ministries have launched again and are actively preparing for the fall. However, with the increasing levels of community transmission of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant, we will continue to comply with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Cook County Health Department (LCHD).  As of Friday, August 20th, the Cook County Health Department requires masking of all public, indoor, congregational settings, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, effective as of Monday, August 23rd.

As we pray for the Lord’s guidance, we also continue to pray for our communities, nation, and front-line workers and leaders trying to fight the spread of this disease. Above all else, we are seeking to love and serve people, especially those who are unable to be vaccinated or are immunocompromised.  Our goal is to create and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for everyone who worships, congregates, and works at Skokie Valley Baptist Church during this time of uncertainty. We continue to closely follow the guidance from the CDC, IDPH and CCHD to ensure a safe experience for everyone in the Skokie Valley Baptist Church family.

Should you wish to explore the latest CDC, IDPH, CCHD data in greater detail, links to their websites are posted below.  Please feel free to contact me should you have any further questions and our deepest appreciation in advance for your cooperation.

https://www.cdc.gov/

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/content/covid-19-updates-0

https://cookcountypublichealth.org/2021/08/20/cook-county-department-of-public-health-mandates-indoor-mask-wearing/

 

 

Dana James

Executive Pastor