CDC Update on Masking Guidelines
On May 13, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued the following guidelines on Masking
- If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
- Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
How does this affect Katy First Guidelines?
- The Katy First Transition Team was tasked to set safety guidelines during the COVID 19 pandemic following CDC recommendations. In light of the new CDC guidelines released on May 13, all person who are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 are not required to wear masks while on campus. This applies to both the Sanctuary & Confluence worship services. These new CDC Guidelines are in effect.
- Those persons who are not fully vaccinate for COVID 19 are asked to follow the guidelines approved by the Church Council. The most recent updates are found below.
The Transition Task Force thanks you for your patience as we continue to more fully open our services, programs and facilities.
The following updates were unanimously approved by the Church Council to go into effect on May 23rd:
- Masks may be removed while seated in the sanctuary during the 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service. People in the congregation may sing softly with or without their mask during this worship service.
- Masks are to be worn as the attendees leave the Sanctuary. Once outside the building masks may be removed if social distancing is being practiced.
- Confluence Worship will continue as a mask required service.
- Registration is no longer required for worship services. Attendees may sit with family and friends at the discretion of the individuals.
- Hymnals and bulletins are acceptable within the Family Life Center, Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary during the worship services.
- Masks may be removed while attending a campus-based gathering once the attendee arrives at the meeting room if social distancing is being practiced. Masks are to be worn during exiting of the building.
- Disinfection of meeting spaces will not be required between back-to-back meetings.
- Family and friends may sit together at the discretion of the individuals.
- During summer camps, children will be allowed to remove their masks if the child’s parent or legal guardian has granted permission for the child to do so. Some camp activities may require the wearing of a mask at the discretion of the Camp Leader. Adult volunteers will be required to wear a mask. Social distancing will be 3 feet for these camps which is consistent with the Little People’s School’s requirement.
Outdoor Campus Gatherings
- Masks are no longer required to be worn while outdoors on campus provided that social distancing is being practiced.
The Transition Task Force has been meeting and has completed our Final Plan. Thank you to our Transition Team members: Martha Aki, Barbara Chastain, Billy Cooke (chair), Hannah Kimbrough, Kathy McDonald, Jim Meek, Carol Minze, Julie Spier, and Don Tindall. Staff; Laurie Leger, Rev. Mark Kimbrough and Rev. Dick White.