BUUF Covid-19 Protocols & Mitigation Strategies
Protocols updated March 24, 2023.
As of January 30, 2023, Ada County community transmission level for Covid-19 is LOW. (source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html)
- The CDC Recommends:
- Stay up to date with Covid-19 vaccines, including recommended booster doses.
- Maintain ventilation improvements. (BUUF had 4 Needle Point Bi-Polar Ionization systems installed April 2021.)
- Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
Masks Always Welcome
People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a high-quality mask or respirator when indoors in public.
If you are immunocompromised, learn more about how to protect yourself.
As we begin to fully emerge from this extended pandemic season into what experts are calling “endemic” mode, your Board and Staff continually review and revise our COVID precautions and protocols. Following our metrics that track community transmission rates, hospital and healthcare capacity, and total number of cases, decisions about gathering, masking, distancing, and sharing food and beverages may be updated at anytime in response to community transmission rates.
For Our Community
To help support the health of all, we ask our members, friends, and visitors:
- If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or other illness, or if you have a positive test result for Covid-19 or other virus, please STAY HOME. We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship online. Visit boiseuu.org/events/ for more information about virtual services.
- Face masks are always welcome to be worn while in the BUUF building. Masks are available at BUUF.
- Stay up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters. Read the latest information and updates from the CDC.
- If you have been exposed to Covid-19 or have a positive test result, consult the Central District Health isolation and quarantine calculator. Please contact the BUUF office if you test positive for Covid-19 within five days after attending any BUUF meeting or event.
COFFEE HOUR: Each week after service, we invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea in our beautiful new hospitality suite and enjoy fellowship with yoru friends and neighbors. Thank the hospitality team for their service and sign up to volunteer for coffee hour preparation and clean-up. We encourage folks to enjoy fellowship outdoors as the weather permits to allow for maximum spaciousness and comfort. Please respect others’ physical space as we all have varying levels of comfortability . Thank you.
ENTER, REJOICE, & COME IN! What will Sundays look like now?
- When you walk in the door you’ll be greeted by one of our ushers. You will be offered a mask.
- Find your name tag or request a new one (we know it has been awhile).
- Our sanitation stations at each entrance are available, complete with quality face masks and hand sanitizer for use.
- Head into the sanctuary to find a comfortable seat––you’ll notice we’ve added more aisles and spaciousness. Say hi to new and familiar faces. Please respect others’ physical space as we all have varying levels of comfortability.
- Some things that you may be used to may no longer be necessary to fully experience Worship. Printed Orders of Service, hymnals, and offering baskets are currently replaced with greener and healthier options.
- As we continue to live into this new reality, we are taking things slow. We won’t be singing hymns just yet. And in the meantime, we appreciate all of the diverse music we continue to experience each Sunday.
STAY HEALTHY: Vaccination remains the best way to avoid serious illness if exposed to Covid-19. Many in our community have already received the new bivalent booster shot to help combat the newest variants of the disease. Regardless of vaccination status, contact your health care provider if you develop symptoms or test positive. If you have close contact with someone who is infected, consult the Central District Health isolation and quarantine calculator.
Thank you for your continued support and flexibility as we all navigate these difficult circumstances. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our approach to covid mitigation, please contact the office at 208.658.1710, or firstname.lastname@example.org.