Looking for COVID protocol language? Here was what we used for the 2022 NEXT Church National Gathering.
NEXT Church values centering those on the margins in our practice and planning as part of our commitment to be a more antiracist and anti-oppressive organization. This value drives us to center the most medically vulnerable, as well as young children on-site and at home, as we prepare to gather in May. We also recognize each person has their own level of comfort when it comes to COVID and gathering with others. We are committed to creating an environment that allows you to enter into this space with agency to make the best decisions for your own needs. The following are in service to that environment:
All participants must be fully vaccinated at the time of the National Gathering. Proof of vaccination is required. You may either upload an image of your vaccination card at the time of registration (image protected on our server) or bring your vaccination card to the registration table when you check-in at the gathering. We strongly recommend you are up to date on all available boosters.
REQUIRED: Universal masking is required while inside Anderson Auditorium (including worship, keynote, and the lobby area) and for all cohorts meeting indoors.
RECOMMENDED: Masks are recommended for all other indoor spaces where others are gathered.
OPTIONAL: All outdoor spaces.
If you are traveling on public transportation to get to the National Gathering, we strongly recommend you wear a high quality mask and take the highest precautions available. We also encourage you to wear high quality masks (not fabric only) in the masking-required spaces at the gathering.