According to The Center for Disease Control, “close contact” is defined as “someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes.”
As a result, the CDC recommends the following:
If you’ve been fully vaccinated,
- You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
- To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
If you are NOT fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
- In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
- In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
- You should still get tested if you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
- If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 5-7 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others. See a healthcare provider if you are really sick.
- If your test result is positive, isolate at home for 10 days.
- You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
Currently we are not requiring masks, some people are choosing to continue to wear mask.
Any person that tests positive for COVID-19 should contact the church office to begin the contract tracing process.
· Please inform the office staff within 24 hours of your positive test and of those who you were in close contact with during your time in the building. Your name will not be shared with other parishioners.
Office staff will then communicate the exposure to those at risk and in close contact with the individual.