The Bishop announced today, April 24, 2020, the moratorium on public worship in Episcopal Churches in this Diocese will continue at least until May 15. He will continue to re-evaluate the situation on a week to week and county by county basis. As of now, there is nothing in the situation to suggest that we will be back in public worship on May 3 or even May 10.
The current orders for Oʻahu opens golf courses, but church services have to wait. As the Bishop has previously noted, the Diocese and all our churches will follow the guidelines established by the State and by each of the Counties.
There is no indication that gathering people is prudent without social distancing, face masks, and a limitation on the number of people. Public worship is still imprudent. Churches should not be open for public gatherings or worship until approved by the State and the County of the church, and with the permission of the Bishop.
We might have local county variations, but a Sunday will be set for a major Diocesan celebration when we can all gather in our churches across the State in a healthy way.