Attending Mass

Below are the latest COVID guidelines from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, as of May 12, 2022.

With a rise in COVID-19 cases reported and an increase in hospitalizations in Maryland, it is important to remember some basic protocols for your parishioners, employees, volunteers and others. They include:

 

  1. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or are out with a confirmed case, be sure to isolate. You should isolate yourself for a minimum of 5 days and upon return, wear a mask when around others for 5 additional days.

  2. If you are exposed to an individual with COVID-19 whether at home or elsewhere, please follow the proper isolation and quarantining guidance based upon their vaccination status. Reminder:

  3. Concerning those that are vaccinated, for purposes of these protocols, vaccinated means the individual at a minimum has received either both doses of the two-part injection series from Pfizer or Moderna or one injection of the J&J vaccination.

  4. We encourage folks to be vaccinated.

  5. Parishes are not to mandate masking unless required by a local or state municipal order. If a parish is in an area with high cases, they can encourage people to consider wearing a mask. This is to be determined by the pastor.

  6. Parishes still are required to maintain the single form during Communion. If there is more than one celebrant, each must continue to have a separate chalice from the main celebrant or receive by intinction.