Omicron Variant: Path Forward for Next Several Weeks

The year is ending as it started — with a dangerous virus spiking in our area. This time it’s Omicron and it’s on fire around the country. After consultation with medical experts; evaluating the rates of infection and positivity in Kitsap County; reviewing the UUA guidelines; and consulting with members of the Congregation, the Board of Trustees has decided on the following path forward for the month of January.

  1. All services will be via zoom for the month of January.
  2. Cedars Center will be closed to meetings unless the organizer receives authorization from Reverend Zackrie.
  3. For committees, church-related meetings, and classes please consider either virtual meetings or outdoor venues.
  4. Confirm booster status with all those who have verified vaccinations to prepare for possible in-person services in February.

Lastly, as a reminder, the UUA has four points for congregations to follow during these times.·      Root decisions in the values of consent and inclusiveness.

  • Follow the science.
  • Go slow and be flexible.
  • Be realistic with expectations of ourselves and others.

We agree with these principles and ask that people are respectful, responsible, and flexible as we deal with yet another wave. Our goal is to be together as a religious community, but to do it safely during these difficult times.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide frequent updates over the next several weeks.

In Peace,
The Cedars Board of Trustees: Mike Cox, Carol Ann Davidson, Herb Hethcote, Jeff Philip, Susan Shaffer, Kassia Sing and Robyn Teske