For your awareness, Saint Catherine’s Parish was informed that someone who attended the 7 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day tested positive for COVID-19 the next day. The individual maintained 6’ social distancing and was masked while in church and in the Holy Communion line. The individual’s compliance with the health and safety protocols are thought to have minimized any risk of exposure or contagion to anyone else. Saint Catherine’s is also fortunate to have a state-of-the-art air purification system that sanitizes the church as air flows through it. However, prudence dictates that we notify you of the situation. If you have any outstanding concerns you may consult your physician. We want to take this opportunity to reiterate a few things:

  1. If you have any symptoms at all, no matter how mild, please do not come to Mass. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, congestion, cough, muscle aches, loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing, sore throat, and nausea/diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, if you have been told by your doctor to get a COVID-19 test, or if you have been tested for COVID-19 and have not received your test result, please do not come to Mass.
  3. When at Mass, please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and maintain social distance of at least six feet between members of different households. Be especially aware of your distance when approaching the Holy Communion station. Arrows on the floor mark where to stand and how far away you should be from the person in front of you.

Thank you for helping to keep our parish community healthy and safe.

Read here for an important safety upgrade for our church: HALO Air Purifiers