• Coronavirus Resources and Response

As it relates to COVID, the Governor of Virginia issued updated statewide guidance on July 14, 2022, that reflects the data and trends noted by the Health Commissioner in his statement of June 16, 2022 as follows:

As COVID continues its progression from an acute pandemic to a more endemic state, we must continually reassess our recommendations to the public and our fellow agencies, considering not only potential disease effects, but also unintended non-clinical consequences of any restrictions. CDC evidence suggests that well over 75% of children possess post-infection immunity to COVID-19, in addition to any vaccine-derived protection. Adult rates of immunity, between vaccination and post-infection, likely exceeds 90%. Further, there is evidence that post-infection immunity may be effective for 6 months or longer. It is time to revisit some of our practices for groups that are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease, especially those whose side effect is a significant limitation of access to daycare, school, or work.


Effective August 1, 2022, the Diocese began following the guidelines set forth by the Virginia Department of Health. Masks and social distancing continue to be not required in any church, church ministry, church activity, or school in the Diocese.  For the latest information on the state of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Diocese directs you to the Virginia Department of Health at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/.

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