Latest COVID Guidelines (updated June 2022)

Updated Guidelines for Worship (as of June 2022):

The CDC COVID risk level is MEDIUM, the Sanctuary and Gallery are open to all and we require masks.

Updates on indoor gathering status will be shared via the ParishBiz email list (click here for information on how to subscribe, or email office@uubedford.org for assistance).

Please review detailed guidance from the First Parish Re-opening Task Force here: https://tinyurl.com/FPBreopening (updated June 2022)

First Parish’s Reopening Phases are tied directly to the CDC Level for Middlesex County.
To check the current risk level, click HERE

First Parish Re-Opening Task Force members are: Sarah Dorer, Rev. Annie Gonzalez, Rev. Wendy Bell, Bob Doud, Bob Batt, Kath McCafferty, Bea Brunkhorst, Brad Conner, Susan Lincoln, and Joel Parks.

Building Use COVID Guidelines (as of June 2022):

Our building is now open for external group use and we will re-evaluate these guidelines over time, monitoring public health information.

We expect anyone using our space to follow state guidelines for COVID, with the following additions:

  • Mask wearing required during First Parish events.
  • Eating and drinking indoors is based on risk rate. If mask wearing is required “except for eating and drinking”, please remove the mask only briefly to eat or drink.
  • Capacity is based on risk rate.
  • Everyone must communicate clearly with First Parish if anyone in your group tests positive for COVID.