Recommendations for Group Activities During COVID-19

Recommendations for Group Activities During COVID-19

Your Path to Reopening (P2R) committee has been working for several months to find the safest way to have UUCCWC group activities. We have used the best scientific evidence to guide us in our recommendations. Out of an abundance of caution we are taking a conservative approach in using Oregon Health Authority (OHA), CDC, and UUA guidelines. As these organizations update their guidelines, we will update our recommendations.

We recommend that groups get together online via Zoom or outside with a maximum of 25 people. For groups meeting in person, we recommend the following:

  • Everyone should wear a mask and 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.
  • 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 can be found here, the main groups.io group, and the newsletter. Email P2R@uuccwc.groups.io if you have any questions. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please send a confidential email to minister@uuccwc.org or pastoralcare@uuccwc.org 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.