Thanks to all of those who have been helping to implement the necessary protocols for being safe together at mass! They recently made it possible to notify all of those present at liturgies when someone later tested positive for the coronavirus. It also makes it extremely unlikely that any transmission would occur at any of our liturgies. In fact a recently completed study of nationwide protocols by a panel of doctors at the Catholic University of America showed no evidence of transmission at parishes following guidelines:
So even though this is going on much longer than we first thought, let’s keep following the guidelines about masks, distancing and hand washing. They really do work well at keeping us from catching the virus or from passing it on to others if we have it without knowing it. And this makes it possible for us to continue to come together in prayer.
-Stay safe and at peace!