Covid-19 Info & Updates

UUS is currently in Phase One of our Covid-19 reopening plan.
The building is closed, and Sunday services are being streamed via Zoom at 10 a.m. Read more »

Overview

Our primary concern is keeping everyone who attends UUS safe. The Board of Trustees has voted to have the minister and staff operationalize the rules for how each phase is put into practice, and provided them with recommendations on these practices. These will be communicated to the congregation through all regular channels and posted to this page. The unpredictability of the COVID pandemic means UUS may have to reverse which phase we are in as the positivity rates go up and down.

Reopening phases

The following are highlights of our phase reopening plan. A more detailed chart is also available.

Phase One

The building is closed and all services and meetings are held virtually. We can move out of Phase One after the Johnson County COVID positivity rate is 10% or lower for a 14-day rolling average based on data from iowacovid19tracker.org.

Phase Two

Small group outdoor meetings of seven persons or less are allowed on UUS grounds. We can move out of Phase Two when the county positivity rate is 8% or less for a 14-day rolling average based on data from iowacovid19tracker.org. (If the rolling average is 1% above the current phase for more than 7 days or if there is a bad outbreak, then UUS may go back to the previous phase.)

Phase Three

Small group gatherings of 12 persons or less are allowed outdoors and indoors. We can move out of Phase Three when the county positivity rate reaches 5% or lower for a 14-day rolling average, based on data from iowacovid19tracker.org. (If the rolling average is 1% above the current phase for more than 7 days or if there is a bad outbreak, then UUS may go back to the previous phase.)

Phase Four

Services, funerals, and gatherings of up to 50 persons will be allowed outdoors and indoors. We can move out of Phase Four when there are no new COVID cases for at least 30 days.

Phase Five

A complete re-opening of UUS.