June 15, 2022: Covid Update & Rev. Kent

Hello, Friends.

He almost made it to the finish line Covid-free. Almost. On Monday evening, June 13, Rev. Kent tested positive for Covid. (Bless his heart.) Thus, his last sermon at USG this coming Sunday, June 19, will be given via Zoom rather than from the pulpit.

Still coming to you live and in person from the chancel this Sunday will be the Barbone Street Jazz Band and Ryan Hurd, giving his last Story For All Ages. The June 19 Sunday service will be a true celebration of life in the time of pandemic!

The USG Covid Task Force and MASC believe that most people who attended the worship service on Sunday are at low risk of contracting COVID as a result of exposure to Rev. Kent. The CDC advises precautions only if you were in close contact with the infected person within two days before they developed symptoms or tested positive. Close contact means within 6 feet of distance for more than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period. If you were at greater distance or for a shorter time, you are not a close contact. Below is a chart with CDC’s advice on what close contacts should do. This chart can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/daily-life-coping/COVID-19_How-to-Determine-Close-Contacts-HTML.pdf

Please contact the office (215-844-1157; communications@usguu.org) if you would like help getting a rapid COVID test. If you have questions, you can contact the Covid Task Force at covidtaskforce@usguu.org.