Calendar requests

You must submit a calendaring request for all gatherings at least five days in advance through our reservation system.

Guidelines for Gathering During the Pandemic

At EUUC we strive to set boundaries and establish practices that help keep our community safe, healthy, and inclusive. We establish guidelines for our congregation during the pandemic using the following values statement as our guide:

Honoring science and empathy, working with best practices from health officials and the lived realities of our people, we will act as a model of a faithful religious community by centering:

    • Inclusivity & Accessibility
    • Courage & Compassion
    • Love & Accountability
    • Flexibility & Transparency

We use the following resources in determining our practices::

Covid Risk Level

As of May 13, 2022 the community COVID level in Snohomish County is MEDIUM.

Note that when the Snohomish County Community Covid level is High the EUUC building will be closed and no indoor gatherings will be held. The Community COVID level (per COVID Act Now) in Snohomish County will be marked at the North Entry,  on our website, and included in our email publication, This Week at EUUC.

General procedures and expectations

  • Approval. All indoor and outdoor gatherings at EUUC must be approved by the Congregational Administrator (this is done via room booking). Room selection may be limited.
  • A sign-in log will be maintained at the north entry of the site and is required for all attendees.
  • Designated Leader. All gatherings shall have a designated leader responsible for tracking attendance and ensuring the log is used. All those attending should have contact information for the Designated Leader in case they contract COVID. See the Post Exposure Procedures below.
  • Clean-up – For smaller gatherings on site (e.g. committee meetings), the attendees are asked to wipe down the high contact areas such as doorknobs and tables.
  • Restrooms – please follow the posted occupancy guidelines. Some restrooms may be closed.

When not to attend a gathering

When in doubt, err on the side of safety!


Indoor Gathering Guidelines

The EUUC Board of Trustees, with guidance from our Re-0pening Task Force, has approved a temporary protocol for in-person indoor gatherings at EUUC. This includes the requirement that adult attendees be up to date on COVID vaccinations (meaning they have received all COVID vaccination doses for which they are eligible, including boosters) or have a medical exemption from a Washington State licensed primary care provider. Up to date vaccination is also strongly recommended for all age eligible children. 

When attending in-person, all participants will be required to sign in for contact tracing purposes. By signing in for indoor in-person gatherings, adult participants will attest that they are up to date with COVID vaccination or have a medical exemption. 

Risk mitigation for indoor gatherings

  • Vaccination.  Those 18 and older attending EUUC indoor gatherings must attest that they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, or have a medical exemption from a Washington State licensed primary care provider. Up to date vaccination is also strongly recommended for age eligible children.
  • Personal protections: Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose at all times.  Eating and drinking is currently limited to outdoors only.  Well-fitting high efficiency masks (N95, KN95 or KF94) are strongly recommended.
  • Distancing: Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people outside of your household.
  • Duration: Please limit indoor meetings to two hours maximum. Shorter duration is better. Consider on-line meetings when possible.
  • Food and drink – until further notice, eating and drinking is not permitted at indoor gatherings on the premises.

ATTESTATION

to be seen by all those attending and signing in to a gathering inside the building:

By signing in, I attest that I am up to date in my COVID vaccinations (meaning have I received all doses for which I am eligible, including boosters) or I have a medical exemption from a primary care medical professional licensed in Washington State. 

I also attest that I do not currently have any possible COVID symptoms such as:

  • fever or chills 
  • cough, sore throat, congestion or runny nose
  • new shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or fatigue 
  • new loss of sense of taste or smell 
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

I affirm that, within the past 5 days, I have not knowingly been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes) with:

  • Anyone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, OR
  • Anyone who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (and has not tested negative for COVID-19)

Note: Please follow CDC guidelines (CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated persons and CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines) to determine when you can return to EUUC following an exposure or a diagnosis. Guidelines may be different depending on your vaccination status.


Outdoor Gathering Guidelines

General procedures and expectations for all Risk Levels:

  • Vaccination.  It is strongly recommended that all eligible individuals, (except those medically exempt) be up-to-date in their COVID vaccination when attending any EUUC gathering.
  • Submitting a Calendaring Request. You must submit a calendaring request for all outdoor gatherings at least five days in advance (this is requested by booking an event).
  • A sign-in log will be used to collect information for contact tracing, should that be needed. Sign in should include the name, email and telephone number of each attendee/family group.
  • Designated leader. All gatherings shall have a designated person responsible for ensuring the log is used and to be the contact should someone who attended contract COVID within a period of time when they may have been contagious at the event. The Designated leader should have a key to the building for restroom use.
  • Restrooms – Building restrooms are available for use. They will be clearly posted with safe occupancy limits.
  • Please consult your physician regarding precautions if you are immunocompromised. We recommend masking when possible.

Mitigation for Different Risk Levels for Outdoor Gatherings:

When Snohomish County is at Low to Medium Risk

    • Personal protections: Masking is not required, but it is recommended when in close contact or for higher risk activities (singing, exercising), when 6 foot distancing is not possible. Well-fitting high efficiency masks (N95, KN95 or KF94)) are recommended.
    • Distancing: Maintain physical distancing of 3-6 ft.
    • Duration: Shorter is better. We recommend less than 2 hours.
    • Food and drink – permitted
    • Congregational singing – permitted with 6 ft distancing.
    • Number of attendees – not limited

When Snohomish Co is at High Risk

    • Personal protections: Masking is not required, but it is recommended when in close contact or for higher risk activities (singing, exercising), when 6 foot distancing is not possible. Well-fitting high efficiency masks (N95, KN95 or KF94)) are recommended.
    • Distancing: Maintain physical distancing of 6 ft.
    • Duration: Shorter is better. We recommend less than 2 hours.
    • Food and drink – permitted only with 6 ft distancing.
    • Congregational Singing – not permitted.
    • Number of attendees – not limited.

When Snohomish Co is at Very High or Severe

    • Personal protections: Masking is required. Well-fitting high efficiency masks (N95, KN95 or KF94)) are recommended.
    • Distancing: Maintain physical distancing of 6 ft.
    • Duration: Less than 2 hours.
    • Food and drink – not permitted.
    • Congregational Singing – not permitted.
    • Number of attendees may be limited for safety.

Post-Exposure Procedures

Exposure Reporting

People infected with COVID-19 are considered to be contagious starting 2 days before having symptoms (or they have a positive test), and then for several additional days. Please follow CDC guidelines.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 and find that you visited the premises at a time when you might have been contagious, you should immediately inform the designated leader of the gathering and the Site Officer (siteofficer@euuc.org ):
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 3 days after being on the premises, you should inform the designated leader of the gathering and the site officer, and then take a diagnostic test at the appropriate time so that other participants can be apprised of their exposure status.
  • If you learn you were exposed to COVID-19 prior to visiting the premises, and your vaccinations were not up to date, you should notify the designated leader of the gathering and the Site Officer and then take a diagnostic test at the appropriate time so that other participants can be apprised of their exposure status.

Exposure Response Procedures

  • All individuals who were on site in a shared space concurrently with a person who later reported exposure, symptoms, or  infection will be notified of such incidents by the Site Officer within 24 hours. EUUC will keep the identities of infected persons strictly confidential.
  • Individuals should follow the most recent advice from the CDC (CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated persons and CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines) 
  • When a person who was on site is confirmed to have been infected with the COVID-19 virus,  post-exposure cleaning and disinfecting protocols as well as public health notifications will be followed as described in our Post-exposure recovery plan. These procedures will be performed by designated individuals or EUUC subcontractors.

Appendix A