Current NPPC Covid-19 Guidelines

CURRENT NPPC COVID-19 GUIDANCE


With COVID-19 cases continuing to drop around the country and high levels of population immunity from both vaccination and infections, the CDC announced relaxed masking recommendations late last week. 


The new recommendations direct counties to consider three criteria to assess the risk to residents: 

  • new Covid-related hospital admissions over the previous week
  • the percentage of hospital beds occupied by Covid patients
  • new coronavirus cases over the previous week. 

Based on these factors, each county’s risk will be rated low, medium, or high. The COVID-19 community level in Union county is currently “Medium.” 


In counties with Medium levels of COVID-19, the CDC recommends the following:

  • Wear a mask if you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about additional precautions, such as wearing masks or respirators indoors in public
  • Wear a mask if you live with or have social contact with someone at high risk for severe illness, consider testing yourself for infection before you get together and wearing a mask when indoors with them.


** As a result, NPPC is ending its indoor masking recommendation and masks will be optional. 


Note: Though NPPC is lifting the mask recommendation, the Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten will have a mask recommendation.


Any parishioner, student, staff member, or visitor who would like to wear a mask may and should continue to do so.  We ask that we respect one another's decisions and seek the greater unity in the body of Christ in the process.


Please note that NPPC's COVID-19 Prevention Plan for Indoor Activities is subject to change if COVID-19 levels increase again.


As a reminder, anyone who tests positive for or with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend church activities. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If there’s any doubt, please stay home.


We ask that you continue to discern what is best for you and your family in light of this update.