Signs of spring, April 2020



In order to gather when possible, the Salem Re-entry Task Group has established safety measures to keep our congregation in alignment with guidance from the CDC and the State of Maryland. When we meet in person, we will extend the following courtesies to one another, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Please use hand sanitizer when entering the church building.

  • As much as possible, please maintain six feet of physical distance between household groups both inside the building and outside.

  • Please wear a face mask at all times inside the building and outside when you cannot maintain six feet of distance.

  • Please sit in the designated spaces in the pews.  Household groups may sit together.

  • Please remember that the symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to the following: 

    • fever

    • cough

    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • chills, repeated shaking with chills

    • muscle pain

    • sore throat

    • headache

    • fatigue

    • nausea/vomiting

    • new loss of taste or smell

Please worship from home if you are exhibiting new symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate. Also, if you are not feeling well, feel nervous about your own health or have a medical condition that makes you more vulnerable to COVID-19, please worship from your home. 

Thank you for showing love for one another by following our safety measures.

COVID cleaning precautions at Salem United Methodist Church Upper Falls, Maryland
Sanctuary of Salem United Methodist Church Upper Falls, Maryland August 2020