Reopening Guidelines Released

The following letter from Bishop Shannon and the accompanying reopening guidelines were released last week.


Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont,


The diocesan Restart Team has developed the following  five-phase plan  for returning to in-person worship across our diocese. This plan takes into account the  Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines  for faith communities as well as guidance from the  Vermont Department of Health  and the  Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development .


We are currently in Phase 1 of this plan, with our buildings closed and in-person worship suspended. But beginning today, congregations may begin to develop and then submit plans for Phase 2, which allows for building use by clergy, staff and wardens only. Once a plan for Phase 2 has been submitted, approved and implemented, a congregation may submit its plan for Phase 3, which allows for in-person outdoor worship. Essential feeding programs continue to be permitted at every phase of the plan. Other outside groups, such as 12-step recovery, may not take place in church buildings at this stage.


Read the guidelines .


Zion is currently in Phase 1 of this plan, with our buildings closed and in-person worship suspended. (On line worship continues.)


Zion has submitted plans for both Phase 2, which allows for building use by clergy, staff and wardens only AND Phase 3, which allows for in-person outdoor worship.


Check back for updates as they become available!


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