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News & Announcements

Friends,

In light of the rapid spread of the omicron variant and agreement within the re-opening committee, Hockessin Friends Meeting will suspend in-person gatherings (including worship and First Day School) for the remaining Sundays in January 2022.  Worship services will be provided via Zoom format only.

Please note that the workday scheduled for Jan 9 will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Due to rising concerns about COVID and recent cases within the Meeting, we will not meet in person for worship at the Meetinghouse this Sunday, 12/26. Meeting for worship will take place virtually on Zoom (see information below). We will also meet only via Zoom Sunday, 1/2/2022, for meeting for business and worship. We expect to meet in person and via Zoom (hybrid) starting again on Sunday, 1/9/2022, but please watch for any updates by email and on the Meeting's website.

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Delaware remains an area of "high" COVID transmission (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view), and the CDC continues to recommend that all individuals (vaccinated and un-vaccinated) wear masks when indoors. Therefore, Hockessin Friends Meeting will require that all members and attenders aged two and older wear masks when inside the meetinghouse and other HFM buildings. All HEPA filters will be operating.

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Recent information shows that New Castle County and the rest of Delaware are areas of "high" COVID transmission (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view). CDC guidelines now recommend that all individuals (vaccinated and un-vaccinated) wear a mask when indoors.

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HFM will continue to hold Meeting for Business via Zoom, and there will be no in-person Meeting for Worship or children's programming on these days (first Sunday of each month). HFM will continue to hold Meeting for Worship via Zoom on the first Sunday of each month.

Beginning Sunday, June 13, 2021, the following guidelines will be in effect for in-person Meeting for Worship:

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Hockessin Friends Meeting will have indoor in-person Meeting for Worship (MFW) on all but the first Sunday in May. Those attending should observe all COVID-19 restrictions (masks, social distancing, stay home if you are sick). For those who choose not to attend in person, MFW will also be available in ZOOM format. MFW will be held at the usual time 10:45–11:30 a.m. On May 2, both Meeting for Business and MFW will be held in ZOOM format only.

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