St. Gall Catholic Community

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New COVID Protocols for the Diocese of Reno - May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021

MEMORANDUM

 

FROM:   Bishop Randolph R. Calvo

SUBJ: NEW COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT MASSES

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Given the new CDC guidelines:

  1. Anyone who is fully vaccinated (final dose + 14 days) may choose either not to wear a mask or to continue to wear a mask.
  2. Anyone who is not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated is to wear a mask out of charity for the safety of their neighbor and themselves. This will be an individual’s personal responsibility on an honor system.
  3. Until further notice, social distancing will be maintained but with choices for individuals and households of sitting either in section(s) with 3 feet distance, or section(s) with 6 feet, whichever they deem safer for them.
  4. Singing during Mass should be minimal and not for a prolonged time.
  5. Revisions to these protocols could come based on a community’s percentage of vaccination, test positivity rate, hospitalizations, and the number of deaths.  Commitment to safety during the pandemic remains a priority in the Diocese of Reno.
  6. Pastors can implement the protocols on the weekend on May 29-30 or before, if they deem it opportune and feasible.

 Notice:  Fr. Mark, as pastor, has chosen to implement these newest protocols immediately.


 Link to PDF version of this protocol.