As new cases of the coronavirus (CoVid-19) are reported in the Western United States and around the world, the congregation is called to education and caution.
Here are a few basic guidelines:
*Wash your hands frequently—use soap and warm water and scrub for at least 20 seconds.
*Sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow or a tissue, not your hand. Wash immediately after coughing or sneezing.
*Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
*Regularly disinfect frequently-touched surfaces including keyboards, doorknobs, and phones.
*Use hand sanitizer.
*Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
*Stay home if you are sick.
*Greet others in non-physical or low-contact ways, especially during coffee hour.
First Unitarian Church of Oakland will follow best practices recommended by health experts. Sections of our service may be changed to reduce the possible spread of germs. Hygiene protocols in our kids’ programs are being increased. If the suspension of large gatherings is recommended, we will cancel programs, including Sunday services. Events may be live-streamed instead of held in person. Cancellations will be communicated as early and in as many ways as possible.