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.
We are worshiping outside Sundays 9:30 am weekly. Since this is rather new for us at Trinity, the Seeking to Keep Trinity Safe Task Force put together a couple of sheets for you to read through so that you will know what to expect when you arrive. (Please read the important guidelines that are attached below prior to attending outdoor worship.)
What happens if it RAINS?
If it is raining, or looks like rain is imminent, we will cancel outdoor worship. We will put an announcement on our website by 8 am on Sunday.