Masks Are Now Optional at Good Shepherd

As of this Sunday, November 14, masks and social distancing will be optional.

We have looked carefully at the COVID data in Duval County, and there is good news. 1) 62.5% have 2 doses, 54.8% have 1 dose; 2) new cases per 100k are down to 4; and 3) positive test rate is down to 2% (covidactnow.org). As a result of this good news, we are at or below the ranges where we stopped requiring masks in May.

Some people may want to continue wearing a mask and we understand and respect this decision. Love of our neighbor must always be our guiding principle because as Paul writes: “Love does no wrong to a neighbor...” (Romans 13:10). Of course, we have all experienced the ups and downs of this pandemic, and the only thing that seems to be certain is change. So we will remain vigilant, flexible, and adapt as circumstances require.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday for our fabulous catered Consecration Sunday Brunch!

Yours in Christ,

The Rev. Brent Owens, Rector
Paul Arrington, Senior Warden
Anne Graham, Junior Warden
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The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
1100 Stockton Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204