As the Delta variant makes up an increasing percentage of new COVID-19 cases in Georgia and case numbers rise, parishes and ministries are reminded that the following of current CDC protocols and recommendations remains required, including the newest guidance from CDC on masking for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals indoors. Parish leadership should continue to stay actively aware of all CDC updates, to monitor local conditions and to encourage vaccination for those eligible. As of 7/28/21, 38% of eligible Georgians are fully vaccinated, and 150/159 counties in Georgia are now in “substantial” and “high” community spread stay updated. We all have a role in stopping the increase in COVID-19 cases.
The following policy documents have been prepared by the Diocesan COVID-19 Task Force. These documents are for the use of clergy and lay leadership of our parishes in planning options for in-person gatherings as permitted.