There was an important piece of news this week regarding the coronavirus pandemic we have all been struggling under for the past 14 months. The CDC issued new guidelines regarding individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. On Thursday, May 13, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said, “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing.”
And then yesterday, May 14, in a somewhat surprising development, Governor Roy Cooper, removed all indoor capacity limits and dropped the indoor mask mandates in most settings here in North Carolina.
In consideration of these new developments, and the fact that many of our parishioners have been fully vaccinated, we also will remove the capacity limits we have been operating under here at All Saints Church. We will “drop the drapes” which have been blocking pews to ensure physical distancing, effective immediately. Also, if you wish to continue wearing masks while in the church buildings, please feel free to do so.