On May 14th Governor Roy Cooper’s office released this statement.
May 14, 2021
Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. shared an update on the state’s COVID-19 progress. Throughout the pandemic, state officials have taken a data-driven approach and have been guided by the science in making decisions. Following yesterday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that fully vaccinated individuals can safely do most activities without wearing a mask or the need to social distance from others, the state will remove its indoor mask mandate for most settings. Additionally, the state will lift all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements. These changes are now in effect as of 1:30 PM today.
Because of the recommendation of the CDC, our governor’s office, and the continued decline of COVID-19 cases with our county, Mars Hill has now begun to move towards a more “pre-pandemic” worship service.
We no longer have our pews blocked off to maintain social distancing. Also all those who are fully vaccinated and feel comfortable not wearing a mask are welcome to do so. As always, if an individual feels more comfortable wearing their mask they are welcome to do so.
We are planning on reopening our Sunday school on June 6th for all ages. We will continue to have our Sunday Morning worship services live-streamed through our Facebook page. Also, at this time, our Wednesday night services will be posted on Youtube, this website, and Facebook each Wednesday night.
We are so grateful for the grace of God that has brought us to this point where we can gather more freely and worship. We continue to pray for God’s continued work as we face the ongoing struggles that COVID-19 has posed not only in our community but throughout the world.