The Lens of the Future committee is continuing to monitor the incidence of COVID-19 infections in the community and the status of the indicators that have been adopted by the Board. We continue to see higher numbers in the last few weeks in relation to the 14 day average positivity rate for tests in Polk County. The rate must currently be below 8% before the committee considers the possibility of having outdoor in-person meetings and it has climbed to over 35% this past week.
Because of this rate the church remains at Level 0, which does not allow for any in-person meetings or building use, except as specifically authorized by the Board. The committee does not expect to recommend any change in the current status in the near future.