As of March 8, 2022 the Session of Ashland Presbyterian Church unanimously voted to lift the mandate for masks in the church. We wish to express that we trust our community. Most, if not all of our community has been vaccinated and boosted, we want to recognize the advancement of science and the realities of learning to “live with” this virus among us.
Some may choose to keep wearing masks as before and some will choose to unmask. We want to declare a “Judgement-Free Zone” as we know you will all be respectful of the other’s choices. We are asking you still keep your distance as we are all getting used to being around others again and close proximity is still a factor for many.
Worship leaders will have the same choices as the congregants. Pastor Shannon will, however, mask when off the chancel area during worship. She has the most exposure to the congregation as a whole and we want to be smart and respectful.
As always, if you are experiencing symptoms please stay home, test, and/or wear a mask. If you have a direct exposure or a positive test, we ask you to strictly follow the CDC guidelines.
As always, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of the CDC, as well as any government mandates.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. The Ashland Session, March 8, 2022