COVID Safety Procedures

CURRENT STATUS: YELLOW [masking required]


Clarendon Presbyterian Church continues to follow the science as shared by the Center for Disease Control.  As of July 6, 2022, Clarendon Presbyterian Church is adopting a new policy regarding masking: 


When Arlington, VA is at a low or green COVID Community Level as defined by the CDC, masking is OPTIONAL throughout the Clarendon Presbyterian Church building during non-PreK hours (outside of the hours of M-F, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.)

 

When Arlington, VA is at a medium or yellow COVID Community Level as defined by the CDC, masking is REQUIRED throughout the Clarendon Presbyterian Church building during non-PreK hours (outside of the hours of M-F, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.)  The exception to this rule is for small gatherings of vaccinated peoples who mutually agree to take off masks and are able to close a door.  

 

* The COVID task force and Pastor are able to make exceptions to wear masks or not wear masks and to eat or not to eat for one time special requests. Whether masking is required or optional as well as whether the event will include eating will be fully advertised for these special events.

 

The Clarendon Child Care Center (CCCC) may set their own masking policies while at low (green) or medium (yellow) COVID Community Spread as defined by the CDC M-F, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.   If/when CCCC decides on a masking optional policy during these hours at green, yellow or both, the CCCC Director and CPC Pastor may ask visitors to wear a mask in order to limit exposure to the regularly gathered PreK community.  When an update to the CCCC masking policy is made, Clarendon Presbyterian Church will advertise the change so that CPC members and guests in the building know how to follow the policy. 

 

As a church, we highly encourage and recommend our members and friends to be fully vaccinated.  If you are feeling sick, have been exposed to someone with COVID or have COVID, we ask that you not worship in person with us. If exposed to or have a confirmed case of COVID, we recommend you follow these CDC guidelines including possibly a PCR test to return after day 5 if a positive with COVID. Please see the guidance here. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

 

We will continue to post the sign in contract tracing sheet at the back of worship in the case that there is a COVID case within the CPC church community.  When there is a case within the CCCC community, CCCC reports to those affected and/ or exposed. CCCC continues to follow the CDC guidance on quarantine, isolating and PCR testing to return as applicable. 

 

Outdoors:   Masks are always optional outdoors. Eating is always permitted.