New Normal Team Update

New Normal Team Update

The number of new COVID 19 cases in the Northeast Florida area has continued to decrease and in-person services are planned when the number of new cases has been less than 10/100,000 per day and the percent of positive tests less than 5% for a period of two weeks.  On 10/22/21 the number of new cases the Jacksonville metropolitan area was 11.3 per 100,000 (down from 115 per 100,000 on 8/1/21), and the precent positive tests was 3.9%.

We are excited about the prospect of getting together in person very soon.  There are some things that will be different, and the New Normal Team has made the following recommendations:

  1. All members should be vaccinated.
  2. Vaccinated individuals can safely attend small groups.
  3. All persons attending UUCJ activities must wear masks and practice social distancing. 
  4. When talking with other members, please follow The UUA covenantal consent approach outlined at https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/covenantal-consent
  5. Because of the higher risk of infection, unvaccinated members should attend meetings, services, and other activities virtually until the incidence of COVID 19 infections are minimal (less than 1/100,000 new cases per day) in our area.  (This low level may not be achieved any time soon).
  6. Persons who are sick should not come to UUCJ activities, should get tested for COVID-19 and if infected should isolate for at least 10 days. And if you have recently attended any UUCJ functions, alert your group leader.
  7. A contact tracing system should be set up.  Leaders of small groups would be responsible for recording attendees and contacting them promptly if they have been exposed to COVID-19.  Attendees at large services or other events should sign in, and the leader of that event would be responsible for contacting all attendees exposed to COVID-19.

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