COVID-19 Protocols Update for Masses this Weekend
Based on yesterday's developments here in suburban Cook County, the Archdiocese of Chicago has issued an update for the protocols surrounding masks as we head to Masses this weekend. Below is the guidance that we will need to follow.
For those uneasy about being in a public space, we continue to provide an on-line recorded Mass from Saint Hubert that is available on our YouTube Channel. This weekend we will also live-stream the Masses through our Facebook page.
We continue to adjust as we pray together and practice our faith. We hold onto Saint Paul's words, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Phil 4:13).
Hope to see you this weekend, whether in-person or on-line.
COVID-19 Protocols Update from the Archdiocese of Chicago
We continue to monitor and follow the guidance of public health authorities in our effort to keep our communities safe from COVID-19 infection. While the course of the pandemic has been unpredictable, cases are again on the rise in the archdiocese.
Yesterday, suburban Cook County reached the threshold for “Substantial Transmission” of the virus and so the Cook County Department of Public Health, consistent with IDPH and the CDC has published guidelines requiring masking on public transport and in health care settings and strongly recommending masking for all persons, vaccinated or unvaccinated, in indoor public spaces. Their action is prompted by the high number of cases attributed to the highly transmissible Delta variant.
The Archdiocese will follow this guidance.
Beginning now, masks are strongly recommended for all persons entering Archdiocesan facilities in Cook County, excluding the City of Chicago, regardless of their vaccination status.
This applies to parish offices, schools, churches and other public spaces.
COVID-19 Task Force
on Saturday, July 31 at 11:45AM