UPDATE: March 24, 2022
Given low rates of COVID-19 cases in our area, Temple Micah will not require indoor masking for the time being. This policy change is in line with CDC guidance and was made in consultation with our medical experts. It will go into effect Friday, March 25, 2022.
We welcome anyone who would prefer to wear a mask to continue to do so. Our vaccine mandate remains in place for those eligible (5 and up).
We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 cases in the DC area and will be ready to reinstate a mask mandate if conditions change.
March 3, 2022
I am writing to share news about changes to our COVID-19 policies and procedures and exciting next steps in our reopening journey.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2022, the Temple Micah board amended our policies to reflect the substantial decrease in COVID-19 cases in the DC area and current guidance from medical experts. Here are key items to know:
While many of us are excited to be moving into this next phase of reopening, we also remain committed to a robust offering of online services and other educational opportunities. Our multi-access services remain a work in progress, as our clergy aim to create prayer experiences that are fulfilling not only for those in person but also those at home. We will explore various approaches and test different ways of doing things over the coming months. Please share your thoughts and reactions by emailing us at email@example.com.
In addition, plans are underway to upgrade technology in the sanctuary to increase the aesthetic quality of the virtual audio-visual experience. We recognize that our online audio is inconsistent and we are doing our best to optimize the equipment we have now. We are hopeful that our audio upgrades will take place this summer.
Finally, we will continue to monitor conditions, look to medical experts for guidance, and make changes to our policies—lessening or reinstating restrictions—as needed.
We are so thankful for your patience as we continue to work to bring our community together safely. I look forward to seeing many of you in person and online in the weeks and months to come!