Our COVID-19 Policy

Updated July 23, 2022

Current Risk Category:

The COVID risk level in Shelby County has dropped to Low. Masks and social distancing are no longer required but are still strongly encouraged. The risk level may change again in the next few weeks, so please check this page weekly for updates.

The COVID risk level in Shelby County is now at Medium. Masks and social distancing are not required but are still strongly encouraged. The risk level may change again at any time, so please check this page weekly for updates.

The COVID risk level in Shelby County is now at High. Masks and social distancing are required, and food and beverages may only be consumed outside of the buildings. The risk level may change again at any time, so please check this page weekly for updates.

The Task Force will continue to follow a three-tiered system of guidelines, based on whether the risk level is considered Low, Medium or High Risk, according to the latest www.covidactnow.org statistics for the Memphis area. The Task Force will continue to meet as needed to assess the situation and make decisions centered on the health of the congregation. We encourage everyone to remain up-to-date, as eligible, on their vaccinations and boosters.

Services will always be livestreamed online, and also posted for viewing later, for those who are not comfortable attending in person or who are physically unable to attend. Online and text giving will continue to be available during worship services. If you would like to set up a recurring donation or make an annual pledge or one-time gift, please Donate Online.

Risk Guidelines

High Risk

  • Up-to-date vaccinations/boosters required for those eligible
  • Mandatory masking
  • Social distancing strongly encouraged
  • Singing permitted
  • No food or drink indoors
  • Services may revert to entirely online when necessary

Medium Risk

  • Masking and social distancing strongly encouraged
  • Singing Permitted
  • Coffee hour permitted indoors

Low Risk

  • Masking and social distancing optional but strongly encouraged
  • Singing Permitted
  • Coffee hour permitted indoors

Guidelines for Small Group Meetings

Church-related gatherings on the property should include the same COVID prevention measures that are in place for Sunday services.

Weddings, Events and Other Facility Rentals

Weddings, memorial services, Memorial Garden consecrations, and other observances and events must be coordinated with the Administrator, and must follow the same COVID prevention measures that are in place for Sunday services. We are currently only accepting reservations for weddings/events scheduled before the end of 2022, and all reservations/rentals are subject to change or cancellation if the COVID risk level rises again.

Donations

Online and text giving will continue to be available during online worship services. If you would like to set up a recurring donation or make an annual pledge or one-time gift, please Donate Online.

Reliance on Information Posted

The First Unitarian Church of Memphis and its COVID Task Force are solely responsible for the contents of this page. The contents are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If any readers have a med­ical con­cern, they should con­sult with their physician.