Coronavirus Updates

This page will be updated regularly as we continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19.  Last Updated: July 1, 2021.

SERVICES VIA ZOOM

All services are held on Sundays at 10:30am on Zoom.  For those who would like to join the service via teleconference, the number is 1-301-715-8592.  The Meeting ID is 632 068 0813.  We hope to be able to provide most of what you have come to expect from a UUFF worship experience, as well as virtual breakout rooms for children’s Religious Education.  Services will remain remote until further notice.

CLOSING OF FELLOWSHIP BUILDING

The church will close except for essential services. This will apply to all our renters as well. Rev. Doug will continue to be available for 1:1 counseling and meetings in his office.  Our Office Administrator, Nancy Michael, will be doing some of her work at home but will need to come into the office from time to time to check the mail and issue checks. Therefore, the regular office hours will not be in effect while we in this State of Emergency. The best way to reach the office at this time is via email at uuff@verizon.net, and she will respond as she is able.

GROUP MEETING POLICY (UPDATED JULY 1, 2021)
Click here for the full group meeting policy (pdf)

Policies:

  • Groups wishing to meet inside or outside the fellowship must email the UUFF Office Administrator for approval at least one week in advance.
  • Masks must be worn at all times by anyone 2 years of age or older when inside the fellowship building.
  • All group meeting participants for indoor activities need to maintain physical distancing of three (3) feet or more other than when temporarily walking in the hallway or otherwise transitioning between activities.
  • If all bathroom stalls are occupied, please wait outside the bathroom until someone exits.
  • Groups meeting outdoors and indoors may remove their masks to eat, although participants must remain at least six (6) feet apart when eating indoors, and physical distancing of six (6) feet or more outdoors is highly recommended.
  • Groups may meet in the smaller rooms if physical distancing requirements can be maintained, although groups larger than 4 participants are still recommended to meet in the sanctuary space.
  • Any UUFF Group meeting at a non-UUFF location is recommended to adhere to these same policies for indoor events.

 

Procedures:
Anyone meeting at the Fellowship property or building must adhere to the procedures below.

  • All meetings must have a designated leader of staff member who has reserved the space with the Office Administrator at least one week in advance.  The leader/staff member is responsible for strict adherence to this policy.  Anyone who knowingly violates these procedures in a way that increases potential exposure to the coronavirus for participants will be told to leave the building and/or property by the leader/staff member and reported to the Office Administrator, who will then notify the Board President and Minister.
  • Masks must be worn at all times by participants 2 years of age or older when indoors.  For participants younger than 2 years of age, masks are highly encouraged if the child is able.  A double mask is highly recommended for those who are not vaccinated.
  • It is recommended that individuals immediately wash their hands at the sink in the foyer upon entry to the building and after using the restroom.
  • If the group chooses an activity that includes participants removing their masks, such as eating and singing, the UUFF recommends this activity takes place outdoors.  However, if done inside, all participants not of the same household must be at least six (6) feet apart until participants put their masks back on.
  • It is highly recommended that group leaders must keep a list of all participants present in case contact tracing is required after the meeting.
  • Clorox spray and wipes found on the sink counter are there for your use as needed.
  • The Office Administrator will notify the Fellowship custodian of meetings of four (4) or more participants so that appropriate cleaning can be done before another group meets at the Fellowship.

 

The Sick Person Policy remains in effect for all activities connected to the Fellowship. Please review this policy prior to attending any UUFF affiliated meeting.

 

 

ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IN NEED

Should you be a person who lives alone and might need assistance, let Rev. Doug, Michele Nierle, or Diane Elstein know of your circumstances. If you know of someone in our community needing support, please pass on that information.

During the time of COVID-19, we want to ensure that everyone is getting the supplies and services that they need. Two forms have been created: one for volunteers and one for those wanting help with getting groceries, pharmacy needs, and/or babysitting.  Please contact Michele Nierle or Elizabeth Cameron if you have any questions or concerns.

For those who want to volunteer, please click here to fill out this form.

For those who would like help with getting groceries, pharmacy needs, and/or babysitting, please click here to fill out this form.