MESSAGE FROM
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY TASK FORCE
COVID-19 Vaccine Update:

CDC now recommends the updated COVID-19 boosters for those who are eligible (most age 5 and over, depending on dates your other shots and boosters were completed).  The updated, or bivalent booster, targets the most recent Omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious and more resistant than earlier strains of Omicron. Learn if you are eligible for the updated booster and stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

For information from the FDA about the vaccine, click here.

To learn if you are up-to-date on your vaccine and eligible for the bivalent booster, click here.

To find out where you can get the bivalent COVID-19 booster, click here.

You can schedule an appointment through a link on the Health District website: https://www.cdhd.wa.gov

Check with local pharmacies.  Walk-ins may be allowed, and Safeway, Walgreens, and Costco offer online scheduling for appointments.

For information about online scheduling at

 

COVID Update
from the Health and Safety Task Force

As of February 3, 2023, at 8 a.m. LOW

According to CDC the COVID risk level for our area remains LOW.
Walla Walla and Columbia counties have ticked up to medium but the risk level for the rest of WA state continues to be low.

Also, please note: Although COVID levels are still low, the risk of exposure to flu remains high.  Click on the link below for more information about similarities and differences between the flu and COVID-19 and to learn more about how to protect yourself and others from both.  

For our in-person indoor Sunday service here is what to expect:

  • Wearing Masks is greatly appreciated as there may be guests that are immunocompromised. Masks will be available if needed.
  • Up to date vaccinations, including boosters, are recommended.
  • Seating allows for physical distancing if preferred.
  • Coffee and conversation indoors after the service are OK.
  • Congregational singing is OK.

If you are not comfortable with the protocols listed above, you may join our live-streamed Sunday service from home. Please test and stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID or have been recently exposed. 

Click Here to view more detail about our Gathering Practices

Click Here for information about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Vaccine Status Info  
In the event COVID numbers rise and we go to medium or high risk, we will need to show proof of vaccination to gather.  We’d like to gather that information now so we can continue to meet without interruption. Thank you for filling out this form about your vaccination status.
Click Here to fill out form.

LEARN MORE:

Learn more about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 here:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Learn more about how understanding your risk helps you make decisions about COVID-19 here:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/understanding-risk.html

Learn more about the CDC COVID-19 risk levels by county here:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html