Trinity's Covid-19 Plan
Updated May 17, 2021, responding to new information from the Governor's Office.
As of Friday, June 11, Governor Pritzker moved the state into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan. Here is how this affects our Trinity sites:
Staff/Offices: Trinity offices are open and following all CDC safety protocols. This means, if you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask while visiting a Trinity office. If you have not been fully vaccinated we ask that you wear a mask and continue to social distance until your vaccination is complete.
WORSHIP: Online worship continues each weekend on Saturdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 8:30am and 10:30am. Indoor worship is happening at all four Trinity sites following IDPH and CDC guidelines. Registration is NOT required. See the Worship section for details.
PLEASE NOTE: Wedding and funeral services must follow “Bridge” rules and are limited to 250 people.
Group Life: Groups are encouraged to meet in person. Group members should not attend if they have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Based on CDC guidelines, groups of fully vaccinated people can meet safely with no masks or social distancing. If you have members of your group that are NOT fully vaccinated and need to social distance, consider having EVERYONE in the group follow these guidelines for the sake of those who have yet to be vaccinated. Groups can also continue to meet online. If you need help in scheduling your online group meeting, please contact your site pastor.
Kids and Families
See your site's website for more information on how kids programming is being done at your site. Since most children can not yet be vaccinated, the CDC recommends masking and social distancing for children at this time. All volunteers working with children during our Sunday and weekly programming will continue to wear masks per the guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and Illinois Department of Public Health.
Trinity's return to indoor worship will follow the guidelines issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please note the following and check back frequently as recommendations for worship continue to evolve:
- Registration is no longer required for worship at any Trinity sites.
- Masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated. The CDC definition of “fully vaccinated” is 2 weeks after a person has received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).
- Masks and social distancing are still required for anyone who is unvaccinated, including those who have had COVID-19 but have not received a COVID vaccine. The reasons for this precaution are listed in this article.
- There will be areas of the worship center at each Trinity site where social distancing is easier to maintain. There will also be areas where we begin to transition back to normal seating for those who are fully vaccinated and following CDC guidelines.
We look forward to the day when worship at all Trinity sites will be fully back to the way it was pre-pandemic! For more specific information about your site click on one of the links below.
Video Streaming - Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am.
Let us not neglect meeting together… but encourage one another, especially now! (Hebrews 10:25)
During this difficult time, our Trinity family is dedicated to using technology to continue to meet together to hear from God and his Word, and to be an encouragement to each other. Please join us for live worship each weekend, or view past services or listen to past podcasts as you are able.
- For anyone who is self-isolating for health reasons, we want to support anyone who is at risk or feels they need assistance. Please fill out this form if you need support.
- If you are feeling called to help support your Trinity Family, please fill out this Volunteer form.
If you are experiencing a serious financial need due to the coronavirus, or if you would like to help other members of the Trinity family financially in this crisis, remember that Trinity has a Good Samaritan fund that is available for one-time financial help. You can give to this fund through Trinity’s online giving or by sending a check to the church office (and indicating it is a donation for the Good Samaritan fund).
Applications for assistance are also available through the church office (630-964-1272) or by email.