Recommendations for Group Activities During COVID-19-Updated 11-22-20

Recommendations for Group Activities During COVID-19

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Click here for the Group Activities Attendee checklist.

Click here for the instructions for scheduling.

Your Path to Reopening (P2R) committee is continuing to work to keep our recommendations in line with Oregon Health Authority (OHA), CDC, and UUA guidelines. Out of an abundance of caution we are taking a conservative approach in using these guidelines. To stop the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Governor of Oregon has instituted new guidelines for a statewide 2- or 4-week freeze starting November 18.

We recommend that groups from the UUCCWC get together online via Zoom or outdoors with a maximum of 6 people from no more than 2 households.
We realize that this new recommendation will be very difficult to follow, especially during the holiday period. However, we must all do our part to keep the congregation safe and to control the pandemic. Once the freeze is over, we will either revert back to our previous recommendations or apply any new OHA guidelines.

The following recommendations are for anyone needing to do ongoing or emergency maintenance on UUCCWC property or inside the church:

  • We recommend that you should work outdoors only and keep a minimum of 6 feet from each other.
  • If people cannot stay at least 6 feet away from each other, they must wear a face covering.
  • The group leader should keep a list of people who are working in case someone gets sick and contact tracing needs to be done.
  • We do not recommend working inside the church at this time. If there is an emergency and work must be performed inside the church, we recommend limiting the number of people inside, try to maintain a minimum 6-foot distance from each other, and wear a face covering at all times.

Additional recommendations remain the same for groups meeting in person outdoors:

  • The Oregon Health Authority recommendations for mask-wearing outdoors: masks are required for adults and children (5 years and older) only when they cannot maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • Everyone should keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet from non-household members, frequently wash their hands or use hand sanitizer, do not share food/beverages/utensils, and do not take part in communal singing, or play wind instruments when gathering together.
  • Recommendations for using the UUCCWC playground are similar to that of the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation: keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet away from non-household members; masks are required for children (5 years and older) and adults if they cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from non‑household members. Our playground equipment is not sanitized, so we recommend everyone wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after use of the playground equipment. No reservations are necessary for playground use.
  • Please make a meeting reservation for your outdoor gatherings on the church’s online calendar so that you are guaranteed a space on church grounds separate from other groups.
  • We ask that the group activity organizer have attendees fill in their contact information for each group activity. The organizer should hold on to the list for 3 weeks, keep the information private, and shred the list after 3 weeks. If any attendee tests positive for COVID-19, this list can be used as a reference for Washington County Public Health Contact Tracing.
  • If necessary, you can adjust your group activity to “fit” the current recommendations.
  • At this time, we do not recommend gathering indoors or the use of the church or parish house restrooms.


The recommendations, instructions for scheduling your activity, and a copy of a group activity attendee list will be posted on the UUCCWC website, the main group, and the newsletter. Email if you have any questions. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please send a confidential email to or so that they can check in with you and see if you need anything.Please stay safe everyone! We can get through these difficult times by helping each other.

Your Path to Reopening (P2R) Committee