As you are aware, Governor Hogan announced significant changes in a new Executive Order pertaining to Covid-19 taking effect Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm.  Here is the summary as it pertains to churches.

  • The 50% capacity limit is removed for churches.  Churches may resume up to 100% capacity.
  • The cloth face covering mandate remains.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet is highly encouraged.

Here at CUMC, we will continue to ask that people sit every other pew, so please do not sit in a row with tape on the end cap.  Masks are required.  We encourage continued refraining from handshaking, hugs, etc.  The offering plate will not be passed but will continue to be available in the Narthex.  Our ushers will continue to note who has entered the sanctuary for purposes of contact tracing, if needed.