Based on the recent guidelines on Covid restrictions on places of worship published on February 22, 2021, singing during indoor worship is limited to 10 performers. As a result, the Sunday assembly schedule will be as follows:
Can open indoors with modifications
– Indoor activities strongly discouraged
– Max 25% capacity
Singing, chanting, playing wind instruments, and similar activities are permitted subject to the restrictions below. Workers or volunteers who are providing vocal, instrumental, or other music for a service or ceremony but sit or stand separately from the visitors or congregants are “performers.” Additional or alternative modifications for performances may be required by the forthcoming Live Performances guidance.
- Performers who are singing, chanting, playing a wind instrument, or engaging in similar activities must maintain 6 feet of physical distance from spectators and other performers if they are wearing face coverings, or 12 feet of physical distance if they are not wearing face coverings.
- Members of the audience or congregation may sing or chant as long as they wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing.
- Performers singing, chanting, playing a wind instrument, or engaging in similar activities indoors must wear face coverings at all times.
- Such performers must maintain at least 12 of physical distance from other performers and 24 feet of physical distance from visitors or congregants.
- During a single service or ceremony before a live audience, no more than 10 performers may sing, chant, play wind instruments, or engage in similar activities.
- Performers are counted toward the occupancy capacity limit.
- Performers are strongly recommended to obtain a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to the service.
- Houses of worship should improve ventilation as much as possible.