Bishop Goff Update on Masks and Worship for May 15-16

Friday, May 14, 2021

On May 13, 2021, the CDC stated that people who are fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus may stop wearing masks in most indoor or outdoor settings. 

Later in the day, Governor Northam announced that mask requirements for indoor spaces will remain in place in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being. What does this mean for our worship this weekend, May 15 and 16?

  • Masks are not required for outdoor worship or other outdoor church activities. If the congregation will sing while worshiping outdoors, we recommend that masks be worn because of the increased risk of spreading the virus through airborne droplets.
  • Masks must be worn by everyone for indoor worship and all other indoor church activities.

As these developments are fleshed out by the CDC and the Virginia Health Department, we will continue to adjust our guidelines accordingly.