• Coronavirus Resources and Response

The Diocese of Arlington recognizes the situation with COVID-19 is evolving, but improving.  Our previous guidelines including our "Response Guide for Mass to the Lay Faithful" are replaced by the following: 

  • The use of masks and the act of social distancing at this time are at the discretion of the parishioner. Masks and social distancing are not required in any church, church ministry, church activity, or school in the Diocese. 
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  • For those who are vulnerable to COVID-19, the Diocese recommends the wearing of masks according to the CDC's guidelines on community spread: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
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  • For those who have a known exposure to COVID-19, for those who are suspected to have COVID-19, and for those who are confirmed positive with COVID-19, the Diocese is choosing at this time to follow the guidelines of the CDC for quarantine and isolation for these specific circumstances. Those guidelines are located here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
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  • 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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  • Frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines: View | Download