COVID Safety Procedures

CHURCH CURRENT STATUS:  (as of 8/26/22)

Masking optional for church, weekend and evening church activity - GREEN


Masking Optional - Please see note below about PreK policy M-F 7 am - 6 pm about colors


Clarendon Presbyterian Church Policy:

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) sets 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. CURRENT STATUS:  Masking optional M-F 7 am - 6 pm. 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.


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. 


Clarendon Childcare Center:

Current Status: Masking optional M-F; 7 am - 6 pm

As of September 25, 2022, the Clarendon Child Care Center Board has approved a new indoor masking policy for fully vaccinated individuals.

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals if the CDC Covid Community Level is Green (Low) or Medium (Yellow) in each of Arlington County, Fairfax County, and the City of Alexandria.  In connection with this policy, the Board commits to holding emerging meetings to consider changes to the mask policy on an as-needed basis, including as initiated at the discretion of the Board or at the Director's request. 

Currently, all of these conditions are being met.


Even when mask optional, parents must still follow all other COVID precautions and protocols, and are encouraged to mask themselves and/or their children with any sign of sickness even if not COVID-related.