Dear Holy Spirit community,
Today I was informed that an individual who most recently visited the parish on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and attended Mass has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is asymptomatic.
Following diocesan protocols, we immediately notified our diocesan officials to make them aware of the situation. There were no liturgies at the parish on January 7 or 8, and all spaces occupied by parishioners were disinfected after each Mass the weekend of January 9/10, as is the case every weekend.
Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Diocese of Richmond, the spaces occupied by this individual were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Out of care and concern for every staff member and parishioner, I urge you to contact your primary health care provider immediately if you feel ill.
We continue to make every effort to ensure safe and reverent worship at Holy Spirit, and I thank the entire community for your prayerful support and charity as we navigate this pandemic together. Please join me in praying for this individual and all who are affected by COVID-19. May Our Lady, Health of the Sick, pray for us!
Yours in Christ,