The Reopening Task Force monitors Covid-related guidelines and mandates from public health experts and authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Washington especially orders from the State Secretary of Health, and any specific variances for King County as ordered by Dr. Jeff Duchin, Public Health Officer for King County, to obtain current guidance for  developing and implementing guidelines and policies applicable to Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church as we continue to the process of reopening to in-person activities in our facility.

The Reopening Task Force is

Please feel free to contact any of us regarding the church’s reopening plans.

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Sanctuary

  • All attendees for in-person worship services are required to wear surgical masks throughout the service. All attendees are also be asked to sign-in for contact tracing purposes should that be needed.
  • Communion is by individual packets and consumed from an attendee’s seat in the pews.
  • A distanced section is available for those who feel more comfortable with a little more space.
  • Memorial services and weddings are considered worship services and will be allowed in the Sanctuary with same guidelines as Sunday morning worship.
  • Vaccinations: we are not requiring that people be vaccinated to attend in-person worship. However, for everyone’s safety and in accordance with synod guidelines, we strongly recommend that all people attending in-person activities be fully vaccinated and, if eligible, also receive the booster shot

Worship Team

  • The Worship Team members will wear masks throughout the service.
    • Exception: Pastor will remove mask to preach the sermon
    • Exception: Singers will remove masks to sing an anthem.
  • All Worship Team members are required to be fully vaccinated and “boosted” in order to participate.
    • Distance between singers is 3 feet.
    • Distance between singers and Dr. Will Simpson is 12 to 15 feet.
    • Distance between singers and nearest possible congregation members is 18 feet on the east side and 22 feet on the west side.
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Fellowship Hall and Kitchen

  • Use of Fellowship Hall is available for use by groups of up to 80 people.
  • Reservations must be made through the church office for use. Each request will be considered for approval which must be given prior to use by the requesting group.
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Classrooms

  • Committees and small church groups (less than 40-ish) can choose to meet at the church – appropriate rooms must be assigned for the size of any particular group.
    Remote meetings and/or hybrid meetings are still available options.
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