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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Update

Updated August 2023

PUMC considers the good health and well-being of not only our members, but also our community, an act of Christian stewardship. We continue to seek to avoid harm and do good as we attend to the practices that help us grow in the love of God as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues toward an endemic status. As a result of guideline changes from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we have updated our COVID Safety Guidelines:


  • For Sunday morning worship, masks are optional.

  • For Sunday morning Children and Youth Sunday School, masks are optional in our children and youth classrooms and hallways. Masks are optional in the nursery for anyone who is age five or older.

  • Masks are encouraged, but not required for all other meetings, gatherings, or groups. We recommend each group consult with each other on how to do good and avoid harm as a group in consideration of each other's needs and desires.

  • We will continue to practice COVID-19 safety best practices throughout our building including cleaning protocols and air circulation.


In accordance with the Wesleyan principle of do no harm, we strongly encourage our church community to continue practices that promote good health among our beloved community such as vaccinations, wearing of masks, frequent washing of hands, good air circulation, and social distancing. If community transmission spikes in our area, we may return to mask requirements for all activities.

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