COVID-19 and Current Activities at St. George's

Worshipping at St. George's During This Covid Epidemic

Updated June 20, 2021

We are following the requirements and guidelines of our Diocese, the New York State Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control for cleaning, hygiene, social distancing, and worship procedures.

Below we have outlined the basic items we would like you to know before coming to a service. There will be signage posted about the church to remind you. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page to answer other questions you might have even after you have read through this. 

** Please note the updated items do not apply to our Wednesday 12:15pm service. It will continue to be offered with all wearing masks and maintaining 6 ft distancing. **

General Safety: UPDATED 6/20/21
Masks are required for those are not vaccinated. We use the honor system.
We request those who are not vaccinated to practice 6 foot distancing at all times.
We ask everyone who has any of the following COVID symptoms not to come:
  a) feeling ill
  b) running a fever (100.4 or higher)
  c) dry cough

Preparing to Come to Church:
If you are not vaccinated, please bring your own mask. (If you do not have one or forget it, we will provide a disposable mask). UPDATED 6/20/21
If you plan to give a check to the church or use an envelope, prepare it before coming into the church.

What is still slightly different in the Service:
a) Entrance to the church is limited to the red front doors..
b) There are no bulletins at this time. Prayer books, hymnals, and Bibles will be put back into the pews in early summer. The entire service is projected with a letter sizing visible from the back pews. You are welcome to bring your own prayer book.
c) The Offertory plates will not be passed. Please drop your offering into the plate as you go to your seats.
d) There are arrows posted on the pew and end chairs to direct traffic as you enter, receive communion and exit.
e) Our current practice of not having physical exchange of the peace will continue through the summer. UPDATED 6/20/21.
f) Communion:  The chalice (common cup) will be available for those who choose to receive the bread and wine.  At this time we will have the chalice bearer ’intinct’ (dip the tip of the host) in the wine and hand it back for consumption. UPDATED 6/20/21
g) After the service ends, please exit following the arrows to the appropriate doors. 

Other items:
Please be conscious of the space needs of others especially when entering and exiting the nave. UPDATED 6/20/21
See the Christian Formation web page for information concerning classes for all ages. There is a mixture of onsite, online and hybrid classes.