As we all learn to live with COVID-19, we have adjusted our health requirements for in-person events to allow more people to fully return to worship services and other ministries and events. As of Sunday, September 25, wearing masks is optional for all parishioners, guests, and staff. We have N95 masks available to anyone who would like to wear one.
In addition, Trinity requires all clergy and staff members to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. We strongly encourage every eligible person in our community to be vaccinated and current on their COVID-19 boosters, but showing proof of vaccination is longer required for in-person attendees.
These changes are in line with guidance provided by health and safety experts.
Please keep in mind the well-being of yourself and those you love. Trinity hosts many congregation members and guests who are high-risk including children, older adults, and other vulnerable populations. If you feel unwell, please stay home. We offer an online livestream for many of our worship services and events.
Security screenings remain in place at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel. No weapons, dangerous instruments, or external food or beverages are allowed.
We are grateful for your cooperation and support as we seek to remain in community in safe and healthy ways. If you need assistance or accommodations to join us for worship, please email email@example.com or call 212.602.0800.
Trinity Church Wall Street (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “Trinity”) strictly prohibits the possession of Weapons of any type, concealed or otherwise, indoors and outdoors at all Trinity-owned properties.
This prohibition does not apply to firearms carried by: (a) Trinity security personnel who have appropriate licenses and are authorized by Trinity to carry firearms, and (b) sworn federal, state, or local law enforcement officers of the jurisdiction in which the property is located who are legally authorized to carry firearms in that jurisdiction, and are on Trinity property in the course of their official duties at the request of Trinity. Law enforcement officers bringing firearms onto Trinity premises must carry valid identification that establishes their law enforcement status. Only uniformed officers shall be permitted to openly carry firearms on Trinity-owned properties.
Individuals carrying Weapons will not be permitted to enter the premises. Trinity will not provide storage for Weapons.
Any exception to this policy must be approved by Trinity’s Chief Operating Officer (the “COO”) in writing in advance and such writing must be carried by the individual along with valid identification.
Signs announcing this policy shall be posted at all Trinity locations with a QR code or similar electronic link to the full policy.
As used in this policy, “Weapons” include instruments used to inflict physical harm, that are intended to inflict harm, or that could reasonably cause fear of infliction of harm including imitations, and any item that may be deemed weapons under applicable law, including but not limited to: a pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, firearm, stun gun, BB or pellet gun, taser, electric dart gun, and other instrument that launches a projectile by pressure resulting from combustion of propellant material, including a weapon related to or using chemicals, air, sound, flare, or springs; bombs, grenades, mines, explosives, or incendiary devices (which can include “ignition devices” and aerosols); a dagger, stiletto, sword, switchblade knife, gravity knife, and knife having a blade exceeding four inches in length; a billy club, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic knuckle, metal knuckle, chuka stick, sand bag, sandclub, wrist-brace type slingshot or slungshot, or shuriken; and including parts, components, spare parts, or ammunition relating to the above. A disarmed weapon is a Weapon. This list is illustrative and not exhaustive.
Effective October 2022