JUNE UPDATE FROM THE COVID TASK FORCE
The COVID Task Force met on June 1st. We discussed if/when to make wearing masks optional for Sunday mornings. According to the Covid Act Now website Massachusetts (MA) - U.S. COVID Tracker - Covid Act Now COVID cases in Middlesex County are currently at the low end of the HIGH risk category and trending towards the MODERATE risk category. Much of the rest of Massachusetts is in the MODERATE risk category. We also have a high rate of vaccination and treatment options for those who do contract COVID. Most other places around us have dropped masking requirements.
The CDC recommends masking for large indoor gatherings when the risk level is high but not when it is moderate or low. As we approach summer, we will follow this recommendation as we track the risk level via the Covid Act Now website. If the risk remains high, we will require masks. If the risk level is moderate or low, individuals may choose whether or not wear a mask. Regardless, we will continue to livestream the services over the summer for those who do not feel comfortable attending in the building.