Safety PRecautions this winter

December 3, 2021

Trinity Family,

As you undoubtedly are aware, the number of active COVID-19 cases are on the rise in New England, with New Hampshire hitting a new high mark this week (as of 12/3, 505 cases per 100,000, and a 13.4% positivity rate for new test results). The hospitalization rates are also rising.

With this in view, we would like to remind our Trinity family that each person should take appropriate precautions to reduce the risk of contracting or passing on the disease. All along, the Elder team has been committed to a position consistent with the CDC, state, and local governments with respect to COVID-19. We encourage everyone to read the guidelines at the websites below and take suitable action, as appropriate to each person’s comfort level.

For Sunday mornings, we encourage the use of face masks and social distancing, consistent with the latest guidelines for Nashua, the state of New Hampshire, and the CDC.

These precautions are only recommendations at this time but because of the substantial recent increase in infection and hospitalization rates, the Elders are prayerfully considering whether to require masks for everyone at our Sunday gatherings, regardless of vaccination status. This potential requirement would be for a finite period of time, while the surge lasts.

If we adopt such a policy change, we will be sure to communicate it in advance, as well as posting appropriate signs at the church entrances. The additional restrictions would be removed as soon as reasonably possible, as the numbers begin to settle back down.

We understand the fatigue associated with these COVID-realities, but our desire is to be responsible as we gather to worship. Please pray for us as we seek wisdom and God’s direction in this matter.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us a

For the Elders,
Doug McKay, Chairman of the Elder Team
Shawn Carpenter, Senior Pastor

City, State, and National COVID-19 Information Resources: