For everyone attending our in-person worship service, we will be following the City of Phoenix mandate concerning face masks. We will have disposable masks available, if needed. Please see below for a list of exemptions.
During this time, we need to do our best to promote and protect the health of our church, especially the most vulnerable. We will continue to practice social distancing, and give everyone space to move around. As always, if you are feeling ill, please stay home!
Here is a portion of the Proclamation of Emergency that Phoenix just voted to pass that lists the exemptions:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DECLARED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHOENIX as follows:
SECTION 1. All persons six years old or older who are present in the City of Phoenix shall have possession of a face covering described in Arizona Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance issued on May 21, 2020, (available at: https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/clothface-coverings-what-you-need-to-know/),when they leave their home or place of residence and shall wear the face covering whenever they are within six feet of another person who is not a member of their family or household.
SECTION 2. Exceptions for face coverings will be made under the following circumstances:
• for those who fall into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for those who should not wear face coverings due to a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act; or
• for children under 6 years old; or
• for people whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering; or
• for restaurant patrons while they are dining; or
• for individuals exercising outdoors or while walking or exercising with other people from the same household, if social distancing from others who are not your family members can be maintained; or
• for engaging in organized group or team sports, exercise or other physical activities where it is not practicable or feasible to wear a mask or socially distance; or
• in settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the receipt of dental services or medical treatments