Subject:  Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Infection Transmission at St. Paul’s-Eastern United Church

We have been closely monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and following all recommendations from Health Canada, Public Health Ontario, and Ottawa Public Health. While Ottawa Public Health currently notes that the virus “is not circulating locally” (nor to our knowledge has anyone in our church community tested positive for the virus), and Public Health Ontario notes that “the risk to Ontarians is still considered low”, we also recognize that the situation has been rapidly evolving, and we want to do our part to keep our church family, our renters and our local communities as safe as possible.

With that in mind, out of an over-abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision, in the interest of the health of our congregation, staff and renters, to suspend church services and close the church building until future notice.  We will advise you when church services and other church activities will resume.  Thank you for your understanding.

Sue Mowers and Wendy Bergeron
Co-Chairs, SPEUC Church Council