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The following recommendations were approved to return to more in-person activities in the wake of significant shifts in policy and guidance from the State of Ohio and the CDC.  As policy and guidance from the State and the CDC continue to change, so too will our plan and guidelines.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (330) 376-5154 or at info@holytrinityakron.org.

Changes Related to Worship…

  • As of March 27, 2022, wearing face masks is optional.

  • Persons who are ill in any way are asked not to attend worship in person.

  • Physical distancing will be determined by individual attendees. Those who are hesitant are welcome to sit so as to be apart from other worshipers.

  • Bulletins will be available on paper and by download from the website (www.holytrinityakron.org).

  • All those in attendance are welcome to sing during worship.

  • Hymnals and worship aids have been returned to the pews.

  • Holy Communion will be celebrated. Individual glasses will be used for wine; these must be picked up at the sanctuary entrance. Instructions for receiving the sacrament will be included in worship bulletins.

  • There will be no nursery available at this time.

  • Your tithes, gifts, and offerings may be placed in the offering plates near the sanctuary entrance doors; offering plates will not be passed during worship. They may also be mailed to the church or given on-line at www.holytrinityakron.org/giving.

  • The sanctuary will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each worship service.

  • Live-streaming of worship services will continue.

  • Details about post-worship fellowship will be coming soon.  

 
Changes Related to Meetings…

  • Meeting rooms must be scheduled at least two days in advance with the Parish Secretary so that spaces can be set up and thoroughly cleaned. This can be done by email (ademko@holytrinityakron.org).

  • As in worship, physical distancing is at the discretion of the attendees.

  • Windows and doors in meeting rooms can be opened (weather permitting) to encourage cross ventilation.

  • Virtual meeting technology is still available. Team/committee/group leaders are asked to consider choosing either in-person or virtual gatherings as appropriate. (We do not currently have the technology to conduct hybrid meetings.)

 
Changes Related to Office and Other Building Use…

  • “Open to the public” office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Staff will be available at other times by appointment and at their discretion, and may continue to work remotely as appropriate.

  • Current office cleaning protocols (surface wipe-downs, etc.) will remain in effect.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances and in meeting rooms.