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Latest Information Regarding Precautions and Cancellations due to COVID-19(coronavirus)

Posted on March 12, 2020 in: News

Latest Information Regarding Precautions and Cancellations due to COVID-19(coronavirus)

As the concern over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, the Diocese is closely monitoring the situation and consulting with state and local officials as well as health professionals as needed in order to respond in a responsible way.

Some ministry events have been cancelled or postponed, extra precautions have been instituted where necessary.  

Parish and diocesan schools are following all of the guidelines set forth by the Connecticut State Department of Health and the CDC.  Since we are a system of schools, not a school system per se, the schools follow all of the protocol set forth by the local district in which the school is located.  All of our schools will be administering Distance Learning while the students are at home.  

Public Masses ARE NOT being cancelled at this time.  As always, those who are ill are dispensed of the obligation to attend Mass and out of charity for others ought not attend.

For those who are part of a vulnerable population (seniors or those who have chronic illnesses, immune system deficiencies or underlying health conditions, AND those who care for them and their children, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is commuted by performing one of four devotions AND making an Act of Spiritual Communion as outlined HERE 

To be fully informed parishioners are encouraged to visit NorwichDiocese.org/Coronavirus often as we work our way through the days and weeks to come.  

Bishop Cote has asked the faithful to join him in praying for an end to this illness around the world as well as for those who are suffering with it and that scientists, health professionals, public officials, and all who are serving the common good in this difficult and uncertain time be filled with wisdom and granted success in their efforts.

Should you have any questions regarding these precautions at Mass or other parish events please speak with your pastor.

The Diocese of Norwich is continually monitoring this developing situation, consulting with health care professionals and experts when appropriate. We will update you as changes warrant.

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