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Fifth Avenue Covid-19 Protocols

Join us at 11 am for in-person worship in the Sanctuary and on Livestream with our updated protocols.

Spring 2022

The Fifth Avenue Covid Task Force points out that positive case levels in New York City and across the country are on the rise. At this time, Fifth Avenue continues to reserve the balcony of the Sanctuary as a mask required area. The main floor of the Sanctuary remains mask optional. However, the Task Force reminds everyone that the New York City Health Commissioner has recommended a temporary return to masking to help combat the surge in infection levels. 

We also want to remind everyone that getting vaccines and medically recommended booster shots continues to be the best protection against getting a severe case of the virus. Please exercise care.

Worship Protocols, effective March 27:

  • The balcony of the Sanctuary will be reserved for those who wish to sit in an area where congregants are masked and physically distanced during worship. We ask all worshippers in the balcony to observe these stricter protocols, thus providing a safe and welcoming place for everyone who seeks this level of protection.
  • Masks will be optional on the main floor of the Sanctuary and physical distancing restrictions will be removed. 
  • We will maintain one area on the main floor of the Sanctuary for those who cannot access the balcony due to mobility challenges and who wish to sit in a mask mandatory zone. Ask an usher or greeter if you wish to be seated in this zone.
  • The choir and the clergy will be mask-optional.

Other Fifth Avenue Covid Protocols, effective March 27:

  • Masks are optional throughout the Curry Church House. 
  • Masks are optional in the LaDane Williamson Christian Education Center for children, youth and teachers. For the time being, we will maintain virtual Sunday school and hybrid youth group for those who prefer those options.
  • Fifth Avenue is no longer checking vaccination status for coffee hour. We look forward to returning our coffee hour to the Weber Terrace (weather permitting).

Although Covid-19 is moving toward endemicity, the pandemic is not over. We remind all congregation members and friends of the two most important things you can do to help safeguard yourself and this community.

  1. Get vaccinated and boosted as your doctor recommends.
  2. Stay at home if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms (including coughing, sneezing, body aches, and/or an elevated temperature).

As always, Fifth Avenue will continue to monitor changing circumstances and best practices in the City and State of New York. We will update these policies as needed.