Rooftop COVID Update as of Jan. 11, 2022
Rooftop Church remains a mask-optional church while encouraging Rooftoppers to take necessary precautions.
We, the Rooftop Elders, have been carefully and prayerfully following the COVID situation, including CDC recommendations and state/local guidelines. Although the situation remains fluid, especially in the legal and political arenas, here is what we have decided:
1) Mask Mandate. Given the legal confusion surrounding the St. Louis County Council's mask mandate, the Attorney General's order blocking mask orders, and pending court decisions, we will wait for further clarity before taking broad action. We are prepared to submit to our governing authorities where we can (Romans 13:1-7) once they agree on what we should do. Masks remain optional at Rooftop. (With exceptions: see pt. 3, below.)
2) Spike in Cases. In the meantime, we recognize that the delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus are spreading rapidly, especially through unvaccinated people and through vaccinated people and younger populations. We, therefore, encourage all Rooftoppers to take whatever precautions they feel they should take to slow the spread and protect themselves and one another--including vaccinations, masks, social distancing, quarantining, and healthy living. We still believe it is safe and important to attend church in person (Hebrews 10:25), but we will continue to broadcast our Sunday morning service online for people at home.
3) Rooftots Classes. Additionally, with the winter spike in cases and evidence that masking does slow the spread of the virus, we require all Rooftots teachers and workers to wear masks in all classes at all services. Masks are recommended but not required for children in those classes.
Thank you for your support during a difficult time for our community and world. We remain committed to our twin handrails of SUBMISSION to local authorities where possible and SERVICE to one another in love. This requires humility, cooperation, and transparency from all of us. Please continue to pray for the leaders of Rooftop, and more importantly, for those suffering and dying from this disease.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact the staff at (314) 833-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Updated on Jan. 11, 2022
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