As of June 19, 2020, King County has moved into Phase 2.
Washington State issued the “Phase 1, Modified Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 Religious and Faith-based Organization COVID-19 Requirements” that states, “indoor services at a place of worship with up to 25% capacity or up to 200 people, whichever is less, so long as six feet of physical distancing can be achieved between households.”
Basically, this directive allows churches to have a limited in-person indoor worship services starting in Phase 2. That being said, as previously communicated, our church will follow our original plan to take the conservative approach and hold off on the in-person worship services during most of Phase 2. This will give us time to evaluate how things actually play out over the coming weeks and months. Possibly, our church could begin the in-person worship services during either late Phase 2 or early Phase 3 for those NOT in the high risk category.
Even after we begin in-person worship, for those in the high risk category, we strongly ask you to continue worshipping with us virtually until the vaccines are available. You are considered high risk, if you’re pregnant, over 60, living with a hemoglobin disorder and/or underlying medical conditions such as chronic heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, diabetes, iron overload, kidney disease, viral infections, severe obesity (defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above), or weakened immune system..
We will keep you updated as we have updates. In the meantime, we are praying for you all. Stay close to God and stay safe.