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Masks Very Highly Encouraged For Now in UUFA Spaces

According to the CDC, the current COVID-19 Community Level* is MEDIUM in both Clarke and Oconee counties. Community Transmission Level* is  HIGH for Athens-Clarke, Oconee and surrounding counties.

At this time, masks are VERY STRONGLY ENCOURAGED in UUFA spaces for now.

If you desire a mask-required space during the Sunday morning worship service, please ask a welcomer for a seat in the Eskildsen multi-purpose room, where the service can be live-streamed.

CDC recommends use of COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the impact of COVID-19 on communities and to take action. CDC also provides Transmission Levels (also known as Community Transmission) to describe the amount of COVID-19 spread within each county.

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After a long discussion, with thoughtful consideration of the many pros and cons, the UUFA Board of Trustees passed the motion below making masks optional inside UUFA spaces for now. 

In accord with the Board’s recent decision, on Sunday mornings we will observe the following:

  • The AWE-multipurpose room will be a mask-required, limited-capacity space to view the worship service. 
  • As needed, the Fellowship Hall will be designated as a mask-required space during worship to accommodate occupancy needs.
  • Religious Exploration and Youth will be discern their mask use in a covenantal manner going forward.

The board passed the following motion in October: 

“To move to mask-optional activities at UUFA, including Sunday Services, provided that a mask-required space will be made available during Sunday Services. The Regathering Task Force/MAP will be on hiatus and will reconvene to make a recommendation to the Board if and when the Athens-Clarke County CDC Community Level reaches High.”

Please reach out to the board secretary, Sarah Cook, with any questions or concerns (uufa.secretary@gmail.com).

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