Worship services at the Chapel for 2020-21 will fully comply with all COVID-19 protocols established by Valparaiso University in dialogue with Chapel staff. These will include:

    • Limiting attendance to 100 people.
    • Face coverings on all leaders and participants unless otherwise shielded or distanced in a manner that conforms to the established protocols.
    • Event locations and capacities will conform to social distancing requirements.
    • Distribution of Holy Communion will follow protocols established for food distribution elsewhere on campus. Thus, no common loaf or cup.
    • Music will be provided by non-wind instrument ensembles, organists and a maximum of four cantors.
    • There will be no congregational singing, except at outdoor services where the singers are wearing masks.
    • All attending from off campus will be subject to check in and screening in the narthex. Visitors will be required to wear a visitor badge.
    • Entrance will be through the main center doors only, where a member of the Chapel staff will take a count of those entering and record that number online.
    • Both baptismal fonts will remain drained unless needed for a baptism.

You can read our full protocol here.