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SLC's COVID Guidelines

Updated January 22, 2022

Dear Spiritual Life Center Members & Friends,

 

SLC was closed to the general public on Sunday, December 19, 2021, for a precautionary quarantine period after several members of our community tested positive for COVID-19. Our SLC community was notified of possible exposure by email, on our website, and by posted closure notices on-site. A copy of that notice is linked below.

 

On January 5, 2022, the California Department of Public Health issued an order (linked below) extending universal statewide masking indoors, irrespective of vaccination status, through February 15, 2022. The universal statewide order had no impact on SLC since Sacramento County has required indoor masking, irrespective of vaccination status, since July 29, 2021.

 

SLC reopened to the public on Sunday, January 16, 2022 with live announcements, meditation, and Sunday message. In order minimize the risk of spreading the highly transmissible Omicron variant, SLC only used pre-recorded music for all its services when it reopened.

The Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on January 20 to discuss SLC's current COVID policy and vote on amendment's to SLC's COVID guidelines. In addition to already providing a remote viewing of SLC's Sunday Experience with recorded music only, the following guidelines were also adopted:

1) Facemasks are now required indoors AND in the courtyard regardless of vaccination status. If not wearing N95 or KN95 facemask, it is recommended that an individual dole mask. Per OSHA rules, SLC provides facemasks to all employees and has supply of N95 masks for staff members who request them when on-site. SLC has complimentary facemasks for members of the general public who forget to bring one when entering the Center. SLC is also exploring having limited supply of N95 masks available for purchase at the HUB as well. 

2) Hospitality (coffee, tea, snacks) will be discontinued until further notice.

3) SLC will determine when live music returns for the Sunday Experience and awaits Sacramento County's review of its January 6th order to instate additional safeguard measures deemed appropriate at that time. 

SLC's COVID GUIDELINES (Adopted by Board of Trustees as of January 20, 2022)

  • Facemasks are required indoors and in the courtyard for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. (Applies to everyone including, but not limited to staff, volunteers, musicians, contractors, visitors, teens and youth (2 and under exempt), etc.) If not wearing a N95 or KN95 facemask, double masking is recommended. See updated signage below regarding SLC's facemask wearing policy. 

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  • Because the Omicron virus easily spreads through the air and can infect both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals, at this time only pre-recorded music will be shown on our screens during both our LIVE 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday Experiences. 

 

  • In the Sanctuary, the staff is directed to provide a section that has socially distanced chairs for anyone who may wish to sit distanced from others regardless of their vaccination status. The distanced seats ARE NOT vaccinated vs unvaccinated seating section. The distanced seats are available (first come, first served) to anyone wishing to social distance. The annex (overflow room) will be set as normal though individuals may spread out as they see fit.

 

  • Hospitality coffee, tea, and snacks has been discontinued on Sundays until further notice. Wednesday night Soup/Salad community meals are not being offered at this time until further notice. 

  • No social distancing or pre-registrations for Sunday Experiences is currently required according to current Sacramento County guidelines.  

SLC continues to offer live-streaming of our 9 am and 11 am services on YouTube and on Facebook.

Thank you for holding us in prayer and affirming that our community is a safe, vibrant, loving family that accepts everyone - no exceptions. Please note that SLC's Board of Trustees current COVID policy are subject to change. We are grateful to be able to gather once again for our live Sunday Experience.  

Peace and Blessings,

Rev. James Trapp & SLC's Board of Trustees