Maryland is presently in Phase 3 which means all Marylanders aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Visit the Maryland Department of Health for more information
Guidance on Regathering for the Summer from our General Presbyter – June 9th, 2021
Hope United Church of Christ Regathering Plan (pdf) – An excellent resource that outlines each phase of regathering preparedness.
Where Two or More Are Vaccinated: Advice for Churches in 2021 – Five science-based suggestions to gather and worship safely as COVID-19 vaccines roll out.
Church Opening and Closing Guidance (pdf) – By Cincinnati Presbytery’s superstar EP/scientist, Lisa Allgood
COVID-19 mitigation strategies for Choir – Developed from the research done at the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland in the Aerosol Study.
When and How to Reopen – Decision-tree flowchart for religious activities from the World Health Organization
Regathering Guidelines from the Presbytery of Baltimore – Adopted June 2020 by Steering Cabinet
Reopen your Church Property (pdf) – The Insurance Board
Reopening is about who God is – Presbyterian Outlook
Liability Issues to Consider on Reopening Churches for Live Worship Services (pdf) – PC(USA) General Counsel Mike Kirk
COVID-19 Liability FAQ (pdf) – Coronavirus related liability issues for outside groups using church facilities
Phase 2: Returning to Worship (pdf)
How Do mRNA Vaccines Work? Here’s What You Should Know
A very simple, yet brief explanation of how the vaccine works, and common myths dispelled. Published by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Faith, Science and Trust
Dr. Anthony Fauci joined the University of MD last Friday for an honest, open dialogue about faith, science, and trust. It was very informative, underscoring the importance of community education.