Mt. Nittany UMC
Q: WHO SHOULD ATTEND IN-PERSON WORSHIP?
A. Anyone who is healthy, can comply with CDC rules (face masks/social distancing), and doesn't have a compromised immune system.
There have been some questions regarding whether those 65 and older can attend in-person worship. The answer is yes; however this decision is up to the individual (not the church).
According to the CDC:
"Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
* People 65 years and older
* People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
* People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
* People who have serious heart conditions
* People who are immunocompromised
* Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
* People with diabetes
* People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
* People with liver disease"
For those over 65, according to the CDC: "Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness." (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html)
You are WELCOME to attend worship in-person at any age, but Mount Nittany Church wants to make sure you understand the risks that have been issued by the CDC.
Of course, we will continue to offer live stream worship right on our Facebook page (Mt Nittany UMC), recorded versions here on our website and live audio broadcasts through our Zoom feeds.
We do ask that if you come to in-person worship at any of our services (8:30, 10, 11:15), you register here, comply with the CDC/Church regulations, and are feeling healthy. It is our utmost concern to keep everyone safe at our gatherings, and we will strive to provide the safest environment on our campus.