Guidelines for Indoor Worship Services

Updated April 14, 2022
Originally posted May 30, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Greetings in the name of our risen Christ! Here are the latest guidelines from the California Department of Public Health for in-person worship as of April 2022:

  • Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks and do not need to practice social distancing.

  • Unvaccinated people and partially-vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks but are strongly encouraged to do so.

Service Times and Location

Sunday services take place at Spring Valley Lake Community Building in Victorville (Google map).

  • 10:00 AM Communion Service
  • 11:45 AM Catechetical Service

Stay Home if You’re Experiencing Symptoms

Because the council is charged with the well-being of the congregation as a whole, we would ask people who manifest any of the symptoms of COVID-19 to please stay at home until the symptoms have vanished for several weeks. The state guidelines are helpful in discussing the issue of symptoms:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms.

In Christ,
The Consistory of High Desert URC