Second Unitarian Church of Omaha is currently at the Yellow level of our Return to Building Plan.
-Safety Team Task Force 2, updated 6/21/2021

Yellow Level Safety Practices

  • Hybrid services, limit of 50 in sanctuary; no vespers until September at least.
  • By registration only. Priority given to families with young children on RE Sundays.
  • RE meets monthly, outdoors weather permitting (See RE stipulations below*).
  • Staff may work on site if not quarantined unless working from home is warranted.
  • Contractors and volunteer workers allowed (See building entry stipulations below**).
  • Rental activities may resume at the discretion of the Board (See building entry stipulations below**).
  • Meetings of 25 or less may meet in sanctuary (See building entry stipulations below**), downstairs meetings are ok.
  • Social distancing of 3 feet or more.
  • Per UUA guidelines, masks required in meetings unless presenting. Replace mask when finished speaking.
  • Outdoor events will be reviewed as requests are presented.
  • Worship service prep permitted (See music production stipulations below***).
  • No live singing during worship services.
  • Fellowship gatherings only outdoors.
  • Chairs arranged in four columns by couples, 6 rows. Families with kids can drag a chair or two from nearby.
  • HVAC should be run and/or windows open for filtering and ventilation during sanctuary events.

*Religious Education Stipulations

  • Do not come on the church property if you are feeling ill or have a fever or other Covid symptoms.
  • Please email the DRE and advise them you will be coming.
  • Bring your own outdoor chairs for seating.
  • Maintain good social distancing (3 feet) before, during, and after the event.
  • We are allowing one adult and two children at a time in the building for restroom purposes.
  • Please remember to lock the building at the conclusion of the event.

**Building Entry Stipulations

  • Do not come to the church if you are feeling ill or have a fever or other Covid symptoms.
  • Worship services are on hold until building readiness efforts are at a reasonable level of completion. When worship services begin, registration will be required. Please use the Signup Genius system to register for a specific Sunday. Your name must be on the registration list to be admitted for worship. Worship services will be limited to 50 people in the building. When RE resumes, families with children will be given preferential opportunity to register on RE Sundays. Sanctuary Chairs will be arranged in pairs, 6 rows by 4 columns. Members of the same household may group their chairs together. Please maintain 3 feet of social distancing. Do not violate anyone’s personal space, even briefly, without their verbal consent. We are not permitting live singing or congregational singing at this time. Please exit the building at the conclusion of the service. Fellowship gatherings outdoors are permitted. The HVAC and fans should be run while people are in the building.
  • RE will continue to meet outdoors until further notice. Vesper services are on hold until at least September.
  • Please email the office and advise them you will be coming, so as not to exceed the maximum persons in the building limitation.
  • Volunteers and contractors who are working in the building should not exceed more than 25 people. They should employ reasonable social distancing. Meetings of 25 or fewer people may be held in the sanctuary if scheduled through the Office Administrator. Please plan ahead to allow coordination with other groups.
  • Wear masks that cover both your mouth & nose. People on ladders do not need to wear masks. People presenting at meetings or worship services do not need to wear masks while they are speaking. Please replace your mask when finished speaking. Per the UUA guidelines, we are continuing to mandate mask usage until such time as we can come together as a community of faith and discuss how we all feel about ending mask usage.

***Music Production Stipulations

  • Do not come to the church if you are feeling ill or have a fever or other Covid symptoms.
  • Please email the office and advise them you will be coming, so as not to exceed the maximum persons in the building limitation.
  • Volunteers (Singers, Musicians, and Technicians) who are working in the building should not exceed more than 10 people at any given time. They should employ reasonable social distancing.
  • Wear masks that cover both your mouth & nose. Singers do not need to wear masks while actually performing. Unmasked singers should be soloists, or members of the same household.
  • Ventilation: Ordinarily we would want the windows open, if weather permits, but obviously that may be less desirable due to street noise if microphones are in use. Please experiment with opening at least a few windows. Ceiling fans are recommended but per CDC guidelines they should be set to the mode of pulling air upward as opposed to pushing it down, and should be at the slowest speed setting.

See Our Full Return to Building Plan