Pandemic Attendance Procedures

These guidelines are regularly updated to reflect the latest directives from the Archdiocese and guidance from our civil authorities.

Stay home if:

  • You do not feel safe to attend in a closed space and in proximity to other people.
  • You or someone in your immediate household
    • has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not fully recovered, as confirmed by a medical professional;
    • is running a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher;
    • has a cough;
    • has shortness of breath;
    • otherwise feels unwell; or
    • have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days (refer to CDC guidelines for other symptoms that may indicate infection).

While at Church, please observe the following guidelines:

  • According to the Metropolitan’s Directive: Masks should continue to be worn in church; however, the faithful may lower or remove their masks for periods of time while at their seats. When people move about the church or enter or exit, masks should continue to be worn.
  • The offering basket will be in the narthex rather than passed. Leave your financial offering there or deliver it by electronic transfer or mail.
  • Wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds) or use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between you and others outside your immediate household – one household per row is a good rule of thumb.
  • Avoid congregating in the nave or narthex – after the service please exit the building in an orderly fashion maintaining a six-foot separation between people.

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