UPDATE: Current Dispensation Ends on Saturday, May 22 with the 5PM Pentecost Vigil Mass; Masks Guideline Update (as of 5/14/21)
Letter From Archbishop Hartmayer (dated May 14, 2021):
As many of you have already seen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the guidelines concerning fully-vaccinated people. The update allows those who are fully vaccinated to stop wearing masks and social distancing, even indoors.
In light of this update, the Archdiocese of Atlanta will continue to recommend masks at Masses, but will give pastors discretion to allow vaccinated people to remove them. Those who are not vaccinated should still wear a mask. We will have to rely on peoples’ honesty, as we cannot ask for their personal health information.
We will continue to monitor the CDC as well as local health agencies guidelines and will go back to masks and distancing should the situation changes in any of our communities.
Let us give thanks to the Lord for each bit of good news as we see the easing of the pandemic’s grip on our world.
MOQ UPDATED COVID GUIDELINES
Starting on Saturday, May 22 at the Vigil 5pm Mass, we will make the following changes to our Covid Guidelines:
1) Social Distancing: We will continue seating parishioners every other pew, but social distancing within the pew will now decrease from 6 feet to 3 feet.
2) For those who have been Vaccinated: Face Masks ARE NOT required for those who have been vaccinated and are 2 weeks out from their last shot.
3) For those who have not been Vaccinated: Face Masks ARE required for those who have not been vaccinated.
MOQ will operate on the honor system for each parishioner’s decision on whether to wear or not wear a mask as suggested by Archbishop Hartmayer, trusting that all the faithful will be sensitive to this transition period we are entering with the pandemic.
Remember, the Dispensation will end on Saturday, May 22, but there are still conditions that qualify the faithful as dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass. Click HERE to read Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer’s letter to Catholics in the Archdiocese in full.
As we continue to follow the guidelines from our Federal and Local Government officials with further direction from the Archdiocese of Atlanta in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please stay connected with Mary Our Queen through our resources below.
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