January 19, 2022

In the interests of safeguarding the health and well-being of UUCMP’s members and friends, while promoting in-person attendance of worship services and other events in the church building, the UUCMP Board of Trustees has approved this policy regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. This policy supplements earlier COVID-19 policies, which remain in effect.

  • People age 5 years or older, attending in-person events inside the building at UUCMP, must show proof of completed initial vaccination for COVID-19 at least two weeks prior, or negative test results within the preceding 72 hours. Prior infection with COVID-19 does not remove the vaccinate-or-test requirement. Vaccine booster shots are also required for all who are eligible by age and by post-vaccine waiting period (with a grace period of up to two months allowed).
  • Vaccination documentation may be any of:
    • A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
    • A legible photograph of a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
    • A Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record from the California Department of Public Health
    • Alternative government-issued documentation (e.g., Department of Veterans Affairs, an equivalent from another state)
  • Test results must be documented by a medical laboratory or testing site approved by the Monterey County Health Department. Results from home test kits are not sufficient.
  • Vaccination or testing status for those attending worship services will be checked by church volunteers at controlled entrance points.
  • Checking for vaccination or testing status during events other than scheduled worship services will be the responsibility of the event’s Point of Contact, as defined in earlier UUCMP policies on COVID-19. This also applies to third-party building users, conducting events not sponsored by UUCMP, under a signed UUCMP Building Use Agreement.
  • Anyone may pre-register their vaccination status for reference in UUCMP-sponsored events by presenting their documentation to church office staff or emailing a photo of their CDC card to the special email address, To expedite building admission, the church will maintain a list of people who have pre-registered, and update the list for anyone showing their documentation at the door.

UUCMP recognizes that not everyone wishes to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or desires public exposure to other people even if they have been vaccinated. The church will continue to offer internet- based access for remote participants in worship services and other events. Please see weekly and monthly newsletters and the church website ( for further information, as it develops.