COVID-19 News and Updates

COVID-19 — Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from the UUS:E Emergency Preparedness Team

The Emergency Preparedness Team posts current information about COVID-19 and answers your frequently asked questions on a weekly basis. Click here to read the latest information.

For the Latest Guidance from the UUA

  • For the latest “Guidance on Gathering In-Person,” visit here.
  • For resources on Multi-Platform or Hybrid congregational life, visit here.
  • CB Beal has an excellent article on the structures that underlie a safe reopening plan here.
  • The UUA’s Congregational Life Staff Group has an excellent statement on why a near-universal indoor mask mandate is important in these early days of reopening. Read it here.

UUS:E Coronavirus Policies, Protocols & Updates

August 17th, 2021: Public Health Metrics Used to Guide Reopening, Closing and Using the Meeting House for Indoor Events

June 15th, 2021: Policy and Protocols for (softly) Reopening UUS:E 

June 15th, 2021: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding (a soft) Reopening at UUS:E

June 15th, 2021: Policy on Closing UUS:E in the Event of a Surge in Coronavirus Cases in Connecticut

May 6th, 2021: Policy on Public Health Metrics Used to Guide Reopening the Meeting House for Indoor Events. Read this policy here. 

May 1st, 2021: Towards Re-Opening. For a high-level discussion on the various factors that will impact UUS:E’s re-opening plan, read Rev. Josh’s May newsletter column.

April, 2021: Covid Act Now. For access to the data that will guide our re-opening plans, we strongly urge you to visit and become familiar with During the month of April, UUS:E’s Emergency Preparedness Team has been developing our re-opening plans. Specifically, the Team has been readying a proposal to the Policy Board regarding which public health metrics we will use to determine when it is safe for us to resume regular use of our meeting house.  The Team is using the website Again, we strongly urge everyone to familiarize themselves with this website and the data it provides for Connecticut, including Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties.

April 8, 2021: Revised Policy on Holding Outdoor Gatherings at UUS:E. Please click here to read.

March 23, 2020: Need to Visit the meeting house? Please contact Annie Gentile to let her know when you are coming so that she and Jane Osborn can prepare social distancing protocols for your visit. More information here.

March 23, 2020: Due to restrictions on meeting size and concern for the safety of all, Monday Noon AA meetings are canceled until further notice. Thank you.

March 17, 2020: Updated building Use Guidance. Please click here for more information.

March 13, 2020: Building Use Guidance. Unitarian Universalist Society: East is suspending all large-group programming at the meetinghouse until further notice. This suspension includes Sunday morning services and religious education. For now, we are postponing or canceling any events or meetings with more than ten people. Click here for more information.