Seeking to Keep Trinity Safe
A Task Force to Guide Us Through the Pandemic
The council established a task force who will "help the congregation, council, and staff discern when to re-open Trinity for worship, fellowship, meetings, and other related activities and to develop the procedures we will establish, review, and monitor to keep the members, friends, and visitors of Trinity safe, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.” Those serving on the task force are: Larry Muchow, council president; Raeann Purcell, at-large council member; Paula Losnes (oncology nurse); Larry Schaefer (nurse anesthetist, retired); and Christine Williams (physician with emphasis in public health and pediatrics, retired). We give God thanks that we have such knowledgeable servants of the gospel who are willing to lead us through this challenging time!
Task Force Update - Covid 19
Watching the Covid numbers fall, we are getting close to re-opening the building for small gatherings, like committee meetings and quilting. There are 3 numbers that we are looking at being under in order for small groups to gather, as reported at http://www.covidactnow.org/
The three numbers are:
As of (2/27), Volusia County is at 21.8 per 100,000, 8.9% tested positive, and ICU bed capacity is at 73%. While these numbers may still seem like we are still a long way to re-opening our building’s doors for small groups, the numbers have been coming down significantly and fairly rapidly. (Just so that you can get a frame of reference on the numbers, in early January we were at 67.1 per 100,000, 12.3% tested positive, and ICU bed capacity was at 81%.) Remember, all three numbers must be met and must remain down in order for us to safely have our doors open. This is in keeping with the recommendations put forth by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Centers for Disease Control.
People are considered fully vaccinated:
2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.
If You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with other people fully vaccinated people of any age
Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with one household of unvaccinated people who are not at risk for severe illness.