Two Sundays ago, David May included the information that we were continuing to closely monitor public health data in case we needed to adjust our guidelines for gathering for worship on Sunday mornings. Unfortunately, this past week we have seen a rise in new COVID daily case numbers and an increase in transmission rates due largely to the Delta variant. Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, August 1, we recommend that you wear a mask for the 10 a.m. service in New St. Mary’s. This recommendation is for all whether vaccinated or not, bearing in mind especially concern for children under 12 years of age for whom the vaccine is not yet available and for parishioners attending who may be immuno-compromised.
We are clearly in a new phase of the pandemic and will continue to track relevant public health data and continue to make adjustments when necessary.