The State of Wisconsin and the City of Racine face covering/mask mandate is in effect for the foreseeable future. As a location of public accommodation within the City of Racine, Calvary Memorial Church is required by the ordinance to implement the mandate, information on which can be found at www.racinecoronavirus.org/mask-ordinance/.

 

Therefore, in an attempt to fulfill the Scriptural command in Romans 13:1-6, we ask that, until further notice, all CMC attenders (ages 5+) wear face coverings/masks while inside the church building for any purpose. In keeping with the mandate, those who meet the following criteria are exempt from wearing a face covering/mask while at church.

  • Children 4 years old or younger.
  • The short list of people who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance says don’t need to wear mask because of “a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act” and those who have chronic upper-respiratory conditions.
  • People who are hearing-impaired and those who communicate with someone else who is hearing impaired “where the ability to view a person’s mouth is essential for communication.”
  • While exclusively with members of your family or household.

 

We ask that everyone check your (and your family’s) temperature at home before leaving for church. If anyone’s temperature is over 100ºF, we ask that that person not attend church that day as a precaution. As we have done for the past several weeks, we will continue scanning the body temperature of minors and Sunday School staff upon entering the building. Adults may request a temperature scan at the Information Center if desired.

 

We understand that some may have legitimate reasons for still feeling uncomfortable attending church even with the mandate. If so, we encourage you to continue watching the recording of the Sunday services on the website at home.

 

We also understand that there will be those who may strongly oppose this mandate. We hope that you will come to church and respect the church’s position of having to implement this policy as uniformly as possible. Otherwise, we ask that you also watch the recording of the Sunday services on the website at home.

 

However, regardless of your opinion/practice on this matter, we exhort you to maintain a gracious and Christ-like attitude toward those who may have a differing opinion/practice.