Covid Update

Pastoral COVID Letter

Members and attendees of Christ Central,

My Suggestion is, we all go back to wearing masks until the CDC deems it
unnecessary. This is a suggestion not a mandate. As I said earlier, please
take whatever precautions you feel are necessary for your safety. We will
continue to have Sunday services and Wednesday evening functions as normal.


CDC Guidelines
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC
is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People
with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or
their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5
days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting
people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating
that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of
illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3
days after.

Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for anyone
in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19. For people who are
unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose
(or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now
recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an
additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it
is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times
when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have
received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an
exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.  For all
those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at
day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately
quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to