August 18, 2021
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9-10)
New mask requirements for CtK Church in compliance to recent City of Charlotte mandates:
Due to the spiking rise of the Delta Covid variant in our region, the Chairman and Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and the Mayor of the City of Charlotte in consultation with Mecklenburg County Public Health and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management have issued a new indoor face covering mandate. The proclamation mandates that Face Coverings be worn in any indoor public place, business, or establishment within the City of Charlotte and the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement applies to all individuals who are at least five years of age. This mandate is effective 5:00 PM Wednesday, August 18th through September 1st and applies to all aged five and up.
There are exceptions to the face covering mandate. Here are a few. Face Coverings do not need to be worn by someone who:
- Should not wear a Face Covering due to any medical or behavioral condition or disability (including, but not limited to, any person who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to put on or remove the Face Covering without assistance);
- Is actively eating or drinking;
- Is seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired in a way that requires the mouth to be visible;
- Is giving a speech or performance for a broadcast, or to an audience, where they maintain a distance of at least 20 feet from the audience (the audience is still required to wear a Face Covering if indoors).
In compliance with our government officials, we will adopt these same temporary guidelines at Christ the King Church for Sundays, during the week and CtK Preschool. We know this is inconvenient and frustrating for some. We know that mandates vary widely depending on which county or state you live in. We pray this spike in Covid infections declines quickly and we particularly pray for those affected.
We still encourage “in person” worship. There is nothing like the body being together. We have face masks available at each entrance door as well as hand sanitizer stations. If you are uncomfortable wearing a face covering, we invite you to attend one of our online options on CtKCharlotte.org, Facebook, or YouTube. Once this temporary mandate has been lifted, and we feel that it is safe to do so, we will update our face covering requirement.
Thank you for your patience, prayers, and persistence through these difficult and changing times.
Staff and Council of Christ the King Church