The COVID pandemic situation is continually changing. We look to the CDC, the Bucks County Department of Health, and the Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ for guidance in setting up COVID protocols, which include possible masking requirements. As recommendations change, we may also change our policy. Our biggest concern is doing our best to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Our masking policy utilizes the CDC COVID-19 Community Level tool found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html.
Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.
If the Bucks County Community Level is low or medium, then masks are optional inside the building.
If the Bucks County Community Level is high, then masks are required inside the building.
We will check the Bucks County Community Level every Friday to determine whether masks are optional or required in the building for the following week (Saturday through Friday).
For more information about the CDC Community Level tool, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html.