Recent Changes To Our Covid-19 Protocols
With the rollout of three available Covid-19 vaccines, the pandemic landscape across the country has changed significantly. Moreover, the latest guidance from the Centers of Disease Control advises that fully vaccinated individuals (those with two weeks elapsed time from a complete dose regimen) can safely go maskless, both outdoors and indoors, in most settings and without social distancing. Additionally here in Illinois, Governor Pritzker's office is set to transition to Phase V as of June 11th, signaling a transition to the "fully opened" economy enjoyed prior to the pandemic.
To that end, the Executive Board of Skokie Valley Baptist Church has approved the following changes to our Covid protocols, effective Sunday June 13, 2021:
Masks and face coverings will no longer be required at the church.
A mask mandate will remain in place for SVBC's Children's Ministries (Sprouts and The Root) for all Children and adults beyond the Rooted 267 Security Desk.
Children outside the supervision (e.g., in the sanctuary and hallways) of Rooted267 ministries fall under the authority of their parents with respect to masks.
Disposable masks will be available at the Welcome Desk for unvaccinated persons and individuals who prefer to wear a mask.
We want to be deliberate in articulating to both members and visitors alike (even those fully vaccinated), who wish to continue using face coverings certainly welcome to do so. Disposable masks can be obtained at the Welcome Desk upon request.