WI Conference Covid Task Team: Recommendations for Worship Gatherings During Late 2022- Early 2023

As we move through this year it has become obvious that the Omicron variants of COVID-19 present challenges for our communities that are different from those of the past. It now appears that very few of us will escape having a COVID infection. The good news is that the likelihood of serious illness or death from all of the COVID-19 Omicron variants is very low. However, the disruption from our getting back to ‘normal’ clearly remains with us. For those fully up to date on vaccination, if you develop a COVID infection the risk of hospitalization and severe disease is well below that from seasonal influenza, especially if you start taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid soon after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Since it is likely this virus will be with us well into 2023, it is good to think about what we have learned and apply that to our worship moving through the next several months.
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