Parishes and ministries of the Diocese of Atlanta may follow CDC guidance as a minimum regarding masking and gathering for their particular county. Please check and monitor this site for conditions in your county, and prayerfully keep in mind the especially vulnerable in our communities, including the immunocompromised and those children not eligible for vaccination. If parishes decide, based on local conditions per the CDC to make masking optional, intentional measures should be taken that those still choosing to mask are not marginalized.
Parish pre-schools are asked to follow CDC guidance as a minimum. As of 3.3.22, the CDC was revising guidance for parish pre-schools. Please follow their site to stay updated.
The Covid Task Force reminds all parish leadership to encourage vaccination for those who are not yet vaccinated (eligibility is for those 5 and older) and boosters for those 16 and older. Currently, just 53% of Georgians are fully vaccinated.
Extended protocols are currently being revised. All questions about protocols may be addressed to the Canon to the Ordinary, Canon Alicia Schuster Weltner. You may contact her via email here.