SLC's Updated COVID Guidelines

Updated August 6, 2021

Dear Spiritual Life Center Members & Friends,

The following is an excerpt from the Sacramento County Public Health Order issued July 29, 2021. "In alignment with the recently updated CDC and CDPH guidelines and with the rapid increase in cases due to the Delta variant, it has become necessary to elevate the indoor mask recommendation to a mandate."


  • Facemasks are required indoors 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.) 


  • SLC has posted signage at all doors leading into both the Office Building and the Sanctuary/Annex and Courtyard bathrooms.  Facemasks in the Courtyard are optional but all individuals are required to wear face masks outdoors when there is a medium or large gathering and social distancing is not possible.


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  • Because COVID can be spread through the air, any unvaccinated person who is singing from the platform on Sunday must either get a negative COVID test or must sing behind a shield. All musicians who do not sing are required to wear masks indoors. As capacity permits, first row of chairs will be moved back from stage. Staff given authority to adjust seating as needed without further Board approval.


  • When weather permits, Youth Education may try to host the kids in designated areas outside but will check in with parents and families for guidance. Youth Education will be free to make procedure changes within Board approved guidelines as they deem necessary.


  • In the Sanctuary, 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.

  • SLC will set up seating of chairs in the Courtyard for those wishing to view the service outside. It is recommended that individuals wear face masks outdoors when there are medium or large gatherings or when social distancing is not possible.


  • Sundays SLC will continue to offer self-serve hospitality and periodic Wednesday night Soup/Salad community meals for special Wednesday programs or services. 

  • No social distancing or contact tracing pre-registrations is currently required.

SLC will continue 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. 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