Updated Parish Covid Protocols
While the state of emergency is officially over and liturgical restriction lifted, it is important to remember that COVID-19 is still present in our communities and the risk of catching the virus remains. The parish is committed to provide as safe a place as possible so we can all gather for worship, formation, and fostering community. We hope all will feel welcomed and safe.
Here is what you can do for the parish:
- Stay up to date with vaccines and boosters.
- If you or a family member have any symptoms of Covid, stay home and do not attend any parish events. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Follow CDC recommendations when you have been exposed to Covid, or have suspected or confirmed Covid.
Here is what the parish will do:
- Continue to provide masks for those who wish to use them until stock runs out.
- Continue to use maximum airflow in our ventilation system during Mass.
- Holy Communion may once again be received on the tongue, however the Eucharistic Minister will sanitize their hands after giving Communion on the tongue out of an abundance of caution and reassure for those next in line. Sanitation stations are now placed next to the bread ministers for this purpose.
Here are the most recent changes (May 20, 2023):
- There are no longer sections closed off to create distance.
- The host will no longer be covered on the altar.
- Eucharist ministers may or may not wear masks.
- The doors to the sanctuary will be closed to reduce noise and to conserve heat/cool air.