Coronavirus Update, Tuesday, October 27
from the Disaster Response Director, the Reverend Canon Carl Andrews
As number of cases continues to rise across our state, I wanted to highlight a few areas in particular. In addition to previous orders by Adams, Logan, and Arapahoe counties, Denver and Denver County issued a Safer at Home Level 3 today, and there is a strong possibility this order will be expanded in the coming weeks. For Houses of Worship, there is no change between level 2 and level 3, see Amended Health Order 20-35, pages 5, 6, and 8 (capacity is 25% of building occupancy and not greater that 50 persons, including staff). I would encourage all parishes examine their own demographics, access their own risk tolerance, and continue to strive to keep people safe. 
I recommend, to error on the side of caution, is that if your county reaches or surpasses 7% of the seven-day moving percentage, we then congregations use the Event Inside requirement number of 25 persons, rather than the 50, at minimum. This will vary from county to county as some counties have higher and some lower seven-day percentages. Clergy and parish leaders are encouraged to continually monitor the seven-day moving parentage for your county and adjust according to the risk factors. 

The Office of the Bishop has shifted from partially remote work to fully remote work. Staff are fully responsive and available during business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
While we are making progress with the fight against this virus, we need to remain vigilant and true to our core values of caring for the most vulnerable of our population. Frankly, unless we able to play our part in helping to decrease these numbers, we can anticipate more governmental restrictions, including Stay at Home orders. Thank you for your leadership, creativity, and endurance during these times. 
Compassionate God, support and strengthen all those who reach out in love, concern, and prayer for the sick and distressed. In their acts of compassion, may they know that they are your instruments. In their concerns and fears may they know your peace. In their prayer may they know your steadfast love. May they not grow weary or faint-hearted, for your mercy’s sake. Amen. – Enriching our Worship 2, 93