October 2022

Mask mandates for vaccinated individuals have been rolled back for most settings by our local health officer, in response to new criteria for evaluating COVID risk.  The new metrics for evaluating our societal level of risk revolve around metrics such as COVID hospitalizations.  Given above average levels of vaccination and minimal community spread, all Bay Area counties are at “low” COVID risk.  Masks are no longer mandated indoors.

Congregants are still asked to assess their personal level of risk tolerance and adjust accordingly: individuals with immunocompromising conditions, high risk contacts, or with advanced age and/or risk factors for severe COVID 19 infection should consider continuing to mask whenever possible.

By signing up to attend a service, you confirm that you are completely free of any COVID-19 symptoms as described by the CDC, including: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, unexplained rash or discoloration of fingers and toes.

Ventilation (i.e., keeping all windows and doors open) will continue to be emphasized at CBI at this time, especially when large groups are gathered.