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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

April 7, 2020

Per the Vicar General communication on April 7, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now “recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.” In view of this updated guidance, we remind all pastors and administrators of parishes and agencies that there are to be no public liturgical or sacramental celebrations (including drive-through or parking-lot gatherings for Communion, confession or blessings) until further notice.

Liturgical and Sacramental Guidelines: Holy Week and Easter (Link)
 

RESOURCES

Archdiocese of Chicago

  • Safe Environment Principles (Link)

  • Anointing of the Sick: Updated Guidelines March 30, 2020 (Link) (Polski)

  • The Archdiocese of Chicago Distributed the Following Guidelines and Policies to Clergy and Parish Staff, March 23, 2020 (Link)

  • The Archdiocese of Chicago Distributed the Following Guidelines and Policies to Clergy and Parish Staff (Chrism Mass, Palm Sunday and Holy Week Liturgies). March 19, 2020 (Link)

  • Sunday and Holy Week Liturgies, March 19, 2020 (Link)

  • The Archdiocese of Chicago Distributed the Following Guidelines and Policies on Funerals, Wakes and Viewings, ad Committals to Clergy and Parish Staff, March 18, 2020 (Link)

USCCB

  • Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development Encourages Lawmakers in Providing Aid and Relief to Those Affected by Coronavirus, March 12, 2020 (Link)

News from Chicago Catholic and Catolico

TELEVISED MASS (Link)

Mass from Holy Name Cathedral

Masses will be available starting at 4 p.m.

Weekday Mass from St. James Chapel

Masses will be available starting Tuesday, March 17

Please check with your parish or agency websites for information on other televised Masses.

LIST OF RESOURCES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/

Get the latest updates on the outbreak from the CDC
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

Illinois Department of Public Health
http://dph.illinois.gov/

Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Sign up to receive the latest updates on the local COVID-19 response from the CDPH
https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/VwvbSW5/coronavirus

CDPH Coronavirus Hotline: 312.746.4835

PRINT RESOURCES

Get the Facts: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What you need to know about COVID-19 (English | Spanish)

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 (English | Spanish)

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (English | Spanish)

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Poster (English | Spanish)