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February 16 COVID-19 Update

February 16 COVID-19 Update

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago, With the announcement by Governor Pritzker on February 9 that Illinois’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted at the end of the month, we believe it is again time to release you from restrictions imposed by diocesan guidelines, and ask that you and your leadership work…

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An Update from the COVID-19 Advisory Team / Una actualización de nuestro equipo de asesoramiento diocesano sobre la COVID-19

An Update from the COVID-19 Advisory Team / Una actualización de nuestro equipo de asesoramiento diocesano sobre la COVID-19

As Christmas approaches and we enter another COVID surge and the uncertainty of a new variant, we thought it would be important to remind congregations of our COVID guidelines and make some recommendations for this season. There are two Diocesan requirements that remain in place. In accordance with the State of Illinois mandate and at…

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COVID-19 Updates: New CDC Guidance & Tool for Tracking Local Metrics

COVID-19 Updates: New CDC Guidance & Tool for Tracking Local Metrics

  On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updated guidance for vaccinated people to maximize protection and spread of the Delta variant, including wearing masks indoors and in areas where the virus is surging. Following the CDC announcement, Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced that Illinois will follow the CDC’s recommendations. The CDC Covid Data…

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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.