March 9, 2020
Dear Clergy, Religious& Lay Faithful of the Archdiocese of Regina:
Directives regarding Coronavirus Protocols for the Archdiocese of Regina
As media coverage surrounding the spread of what has now been called the COVID-19 virus increases, there has been understandable concern among the faithful. The Archdiocese of Regina's desire is to act with responsibility and prudence for the health and well-being of all.
In recent days, questions surrounding liturgical practice have increased. While health officials have not explicitly recommended changes to worship gatherings and practices, we feel that it would be prudent at this time to initiate the following changes until such a time as our health authorities indicate that the period for concern has passed:
It is important to note that the best measures to prevent the spread of this and any other serious viral infection is to remain home if you are ill, and to wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
We have been in dialogue with the Diocese of Saskatoon and are issuing parallel directives. Our offices will continue to monitor the situation daily and provide updates as needed. We will remain in regular communication with all of our parishes to provide updated information should further restrictions be required and when restrictions are no longer necessary. We ask that you continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19.
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