As cases of COVID-19 in Georgia continue to rise, parishes, schools, and ministries are reminded that following current CDC protocols and recommendations remain required, including the newest guidance from CDC on masking for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals indoors (including in K-12 schools). Parish leadership should encourage vaccination for all who are eligible and continue to stay actively aware of all CDC updates and monitor local conditions. As of 8/23/21, 42% of eligible Georgians are fully vaccinated and every county in Georgia (as well as the 14 states closest to Georgia) are now in “high” community spread; stay updated. We all have a role in stopping the increase in COVID-19 cases and protecting our communities.
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.