August 16: New UUFA Pandemic Guidelines Take Effect

At its August meeting the UUFA Board of Trustees, based on recommendations from the Gathering Anew Task Force with advice from the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP), approved a new set of pandemic guidelines for phased reopening that will take effect on Monday, August 16. These phases have been updated to reflect current CDC guidance and recommendations.

The most noticeable change in the new phases is that much larger outdoor gatherings will be permitted at all phases, which allows for some exciting opportunities for regathering in the coming weeks and months. Based on current community transmission levels, UUFA will move to Phase 1 when the new guidelines take effect.

Scheduling indoor and outdoor meetings is essential. Group leaders may schedule meetings by clicking on the green button on this page. Your request will be confirmed if no other meeting or event is scheduled for the same space at your requested date and time. If you are unable to schedule online, please call the office -- 706-546-7914, ext. 5 or email uufa@uuathensga.org.

Criteria for moving between phases: Movement from one phase to another, up or down, will be determined by cases per 100,000 and % positive tests in Clarke and Oconee Counties. Prior to moving to a higher phase, the Board will consult hospital bed usage data (GA DPH Region E hospital data) to ensure hospital capacity is available within the community.