What to Do if You Receive a COVID-19 Diagnosis
Updated September 9, 2021
When a Staff Member Tests Positive
At present, the CDC guidance indicates that an individual who suffered mild to moderate symptoms should remain out of the parish, in self-isolation, for at least 10 days after the first onset of symptoms (or the positive test result) and at least 24 hours have passed with no fever and no fever reducing medication, and other symptoms are improving. Those who have suffered more severe symptoms should remain out for 20 days and if immunocompromised, they should obtain a negative test before returning. Additional details may be obtained at the CDC website:
When a Parishioner Tests Positive
When a parish becomes aware that a COVID positive person has attended Mass, there should be some kind of general announcement at least on the parish’s website. Parishioners should be advised to keep an eye on the website, as that will be where such an announcement will be made.