COVID-19 Protocols


Northbrook United Methodist Church continues to ground our work in our Methodist values of doing no harm, doing all the good we can, and staying in love with God. As followers of Jesus, we should act in ways that promote public health, foster the common good, and care for the well-being of others. We do this in the spirit of following Jesus, who called us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves (Mark 12:31) and commanded us to care for all in need (Matthew 25:40). 

Guidelines for Worship

It is after careful consideration, many conversations, and continued research about epidemiological trends and laws regarding Covid-19, we share the following as our current guidelines for worship:

  • We offer both in-person worship and hybrid worship via Zoom. 

  • For those worshipping with us in-person we require proof of vaccination for anyone 5 and over. 

    • If you have not provided proof of vaccination yet, please arrive 20 minutes early to church and see an usher to take care of this important step to ensure worship services are safe for all. Services will begin promptly at 10 am and you will not be allowed into the sanctuary until proof of vaccination is confirmed. 

    • Anyone unable to provide proof of vaccination will not be permitted to attend in-person services. No exceptions. 

    • You may email proof of vaccination to:

  • Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times. 

  • Please maintain appropriate distance between yourself and others. Seating arrangements in the sanctuary have been modified to allow for distancing between individuals and families. 

    • Signs are available for you to place next to you if you do not want people to sit near you. 

  • Please ask about others’ comfort levels before coming into their space or touching them. This includes hand shaking and hugging. 

  • Please do not attend in person if you or anyone in your family have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, new loss of taste or smell, or any other symptoms relating to Covid-19.  

  • If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19, please follow current CDC regulations on quarantine periods


Anyone who wishes to worship with us remotely and does not regularly receive our email updates, please send an email to to receive the Zoom link. 


If we learn that a person who attended services may have had COVID-19, as a precautionary measure, we will notify you of the potential exposure to this person.