We just learned that a person from our Parish Staff tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at the office on Tuesday, January 5th. Public Health-King County has been informed as well as any other staff who may have been in “close contact” with this person. By definition, close contact is when someone was within 6 ft of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our pre-recorded online Mass this week. Please watch for a notice this weekend regarding information on how you can attend mass virtually for January 10, 2021 - The Baptism of the Lord.
Additionally, we wanted to alert you so that you can monitor for symptoms should you have been at the parish office January 4th - January 5th. Public Health does not advise that people get tested, unless you feel symptoms or have had known close contact with someone who tested positive. As a reminder, the symptoms to watch out for include:
- A temperature of at least 100.4°F
- Increased shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- A new cough
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, vomiting, runny nose/congestion or fatigue
If you experience any of these symptoms, please follow-up with your primary care physician.
This is a good reminder of why following our mask requirements and keeping physically distant is so important.
At this time, I ask that you please keep the parish staff in your prayers, as well as all people on the front lines caring for the sick and their families. We are so grateful for their selfless service to our communities.
May God bless you,
Fr. Tim Clark