Dear Cathedral Family,
Before I provide this update on COVID protocols at Christ Church Cathedral, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and that of the cathedral staff for continuing alongside us as we continue to identify ways that we can safely worship and gather together.
What will worship look like?
Effective June 1, our worship protocols will shift. We still encourage all service attendees to wear a mask during worship and fellowship in the cathedral. However, those that are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask.
Persons in the chancel area will still be required to wear masks, as will those persons who are singing in the choir. Our COVID protocols for the Eucharist will also remain in place at this time.
What will meetings and fellowship look like?
Again, we encourage all to wear a mask during meetings in the cathedral. However, those persons who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask.
Beverage service will be available for meetings, and in the case of Sunday coffee hour, beverage service and donuts/pastries will be offered. Coffee hour will move from the undercroft up to the East corridor/swan window area. We encourage people to spread out using our corridors, our library, and the narthex area.
When will these guidelines change?
We are constantly reviewing our protocols for safe gathering, and are in conversation with the Diocese of Southern Ohio to communicate out best practices. We aim to update these guidelines on a bimonthly basis.
What might be a great way to connect with members of our community between now and when the June 1 guidelines go into effect?
I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED! We are getting very excited for Sunday, May 30, when we will have our cathedral picnic at Lytle Park! We will walk down to the park together, following our only service that day at 10 AM.
I look forward to seeing you!