April 5, 2021
REOPENING UPDATE – APRIL 2021
We are hoping everyone had a happy and safe Easter weekend. On Saturday morning, our provincial government put the entire province of Ontario back into “Shut-Down” mode as the spread of COVID has accelerated once again. We had been optimistic that we had turned a corner and were preparing to re-start activities in Trinity Hall. Overall, Guelph had been doing quite well under the Orange Zone COVID controls.
It was disheartening to get the news of this return to tighter restrictions. I know we are all getting so weary of this way of life. While this current shut down is not a “STAY-AT-HOME” order, it does once again hamper our way of life. Even a simple gathering of Trinity folk for some conversation on the front lawn at Trinity has been restricted to just 5 people. These are not ordinary times, and we need to continue to be strong in our resolve to do our part and do the right things to combat COVID and its emerging variants.
This means restrictions are required at Trinity again, for the next 28 days.
However, the vaccinations are here and are being administered daily. We are working hard to overturn this disease. You can visit the WDG Public Health website (wdgpublichealth.ca) to get any updates you may want on vaccination progress or to pre-register when your opportunity comes.
Until APRIL 30, the church will remain closed.
The Reopening Team continues to monitor the situation daily and are looking forward to the days when we can bring you some joyful news about starting up activities once more. This is not insurmountable, but it seems so long since we were together. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy and continue to support one another in any way you can.
If you are in need of any assistance, you may still contact the church office by phone (519-824-4800) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as contact our ministry staff through the office. Mail may still be placed through the mail slot beside the office entrance.
John Bye and Hal Osborne,
for the Reopening Team of Trinity United Church, Guelph.