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COVID-19 News

Phase 5 Guidance/ Orientación de la Fase 5

Dear Friends, Since the day 15 months ago when Bishop Lee issued a directive to close our church buildings and cease in-person gatherings in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, you have faithfully and graciously led your congregations through the changes wrought by the pandemic. Together, we discovered new ways of worshiping virtually. You found…

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May 5 COVID-19 Guidelines Presentation

On Wednesday, May 5, the attached presentation, which provides an overview of the latest COVID-19 guidelines for the Diocese of Chicago, was shared with clergy and lay leaders. Please contact Courtney Reid with any questions.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Deacons Participating in Liturgies

COVID-19 Guidelines for Deacons Participating in Liturgies

On March 29, the bishop’s staff, in consultation with the bishop-elect and COVID-19 advisory team, issued updated guidelines for deacons participating in liturgies. The guidance is as follows: Prior to setting the table, deacons should conspicuously use hand sanitizer to clean their hands prior to touching any of the elements. When setting the table, the…

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New COVID-19 Updates, Online Office Hours

New COVID-19 Updates, Online Office Hours

The bishop’s staff, in consultation with the bishop-elect and COVID-19 medical advisors, has issued these new updated guidelines for in-person gatherings in the Diocese of Chicago: Indoor services (no changes at this time) a.   Maximum of 100 people (50 in the City of Chicago) or 25% of room capacity whichever is less. b.  Can have groups in more than…

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