Updated Gathering Guidelines
FCCO is committed to providing a safe environment for all people who participate in our community. Currently:
- Masks are not required at any service; however, you are free to wear one.
- Registration is not required to attend worship services.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will review guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and from the State of NH. Where those policies are clear and direct, we will endeavor to support those policies by incorporating them in our guidelines, and where needed we will amplify or clarify our policy to best serve our staff, volunteers, and community. As of August 11, 2022, the State of NH provides two links to information on the U.S. CDC website: one regarding those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are required to isolate, and one link for those who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not required to isolate. These are the guidelines that FCCO is following for staff members and volunteers:
- For those with COVID-19 symptoms and/or positive test results: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
- Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. If your results are positive, follow the full isolation recommendations on the CDC link. You can end your isolation when your results are negative, or sooner when certain circumstances and conditions outlined in the guidelines are met.
- For those exposed to COVID-19 but without symptoms or positive test results: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/if-you-were-exposed.html
- These guidelines apply specifically to people who have been exposed to COVID 19 in the community, including vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. As noted in the guidelines, those who have been exposed in the community, even if vaccinated, should carefully monitor symptoms, get tested, and wear a mask when indoors for up to 10 days since COVID-19 symptoms can first occur up to 10 days after exposure.