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A Message from Pastor Bob - July 23, 2020
Hello to all
our South Isanti Family,
I am writing in response to the executive order that goes into effect on Saturday, July 25 regarding face masks. You are probably aware that our state now joins the more than 30 other states which are mandating face masks to be worn for indoor public gatherings. This is in response to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases now taking place across the country.
I would encourage you to check out the link below which has detailed information about where masks are to be worn and the exemptions to the requirement.
Also, here is a link from Mayo Clinic detailing why face masks work and explaining the different types of masks. https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449
This is link to what the director of the CDC said last week about how wearing masks could make a difference right now. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/14/coronavirus-live-updates-us/
The reason I have included these links is so that we can be accurately informed and make informed decisions.
What does this mean for us?
- An adjustment to our Phase 1 guidelines for meeting together. We have been asking you to wear a mask as you enter and leave the building. Now we will ask you to keep a mask on while you are in the building.
- We will continue the other precautions we have been observing such as social distancing.
- We understand If you are unable to wear a mask because of a breathing difficulty you are exempt from this requirement.
- This is an opportunity! We can grumble and complain about this or we can see this as a challenge. The good news is we ARE ABLE TO GATHER! And we are choosing to do this (many churches are not) because we believe we can safely gather if we follow these precautions. This Covid-19 pandemic is not a sprint. It is a marathon. We have to be prepared to be patient and flexible (not my strong suits). This is also a continuing opportunity to love and care for one another, and to be creative in finding ways to fellowship and encourage each other.
If you have questions, please contact me.
With love and prayers for our church family,