To center our core values of love and justice and protect the health and safety of our First Church community and wider Milwaukee community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must close all in-person First Church activities both indoors and outdoors since the COVID incidence rate has risen above 100 cases per 100,000 people in Milwaukee County.
This closing “red light” on all in-person First Church activities will be effective until the COVID incidence is under 100 new cases per 100,000 people in Milwaukee County for 14 days. Our COVID policy follows the number of new cases in Milwaukee County because that is the best indication of risk to our members and the public.
This is hard news, and we are with you in the disappointment and frustration. Our commitment to love, justice, public health, and safety in our multi-generational community sometimes requires us to sacrifice. Our COVID Team is following new developments closely and will continue to be in touch with you about our Open / Close status, and any changes in our policies and procedures. Our online ministry continues, and we look forward to continuing to connect in small groups and during worship in virtual space. This status is based on the COVID incidence rate in our policy for re-opening.
For info about our policy and precautions, see the church website at https://uumilwaukee.org/category/covid-19/.