Covid Information

Current Diocesan COVID-19 Report

Current Recommendations

Updated February 28, 2022

Parishes are encouraged to follow the CDC’s adjusted guidance, but clergy and lay leadership should make the best decision for their congregations in light of realities in their community context. Local discretion is now the norm for all areas of previous COVID-19 guidance: Communion, Social-Distancing, Singing, Coffee Hours, etc. Continue to be mindful of and provide digital options for those who are unable or unwilling to gather in person for worship, meetings, classes, Sunday school or youth group.

Simplified summary of CDC recommendations:

More detailed recommendations can be found at the CDC website

Bishop Bascom’s Letters Regarding COVID

Updated COVID Guidance from Bishop Bascom – October 7, 2021

Updated COVID Guidance from Bishop Bascom – August 4, 2021

New COVID guidance from Bishop Bascom – May 20, 2021

Bishop says masks are not required for vaccinated people – May 14, 2021

Bishop Bascom offers some relaxed COVID guidelines – May 6, 2021

Bishop reiterates COVID guidance; expands some parish options – March 11, 2021

Bishop reiterates indoor activity guidelines through Palm Sunday – January 5, 2021

Bishop continues indoor worship moratorium with one Christmas exception – December 7, 2020

Bishop Suspends all in-person worship until Dec. 13 – November 12, 2020

Bishop announces guidelines to re-open churches – May 2, 2020

Financial and legal matters for parishes during COVID – April 4, 2020

Living as Sacramental, Eucharistic People amid COVID-19 – April 3, 2020

Bishop Bascom suspends worship services through May 17th – March 20, 2020

A statement from Bishop Bascom about feeding ministries and outreach programs – March 18, 2020

Bishop Bascom suspends worship services through April 3 – March 16, 2020

Guidelines in the time of Corona – March 13, 2020

Coronavirus information for parishes – March 2, 2020

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