Diocese of Gaylord's Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidelines Update (6-21-21)

Last Thursday, June 17, 2021, Governor Whitmer and Elizabeth Hertel, Director of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, rescinded all Emergency Orders in connection with the “MCL 333.2253 - Gatherings and Face Mask Order” signed on May 24 and effective June 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021.  The rescission of the order goes into effect June 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Indoor/Outdoor Gathering Capacity:

  • No capacity limits.

Social Distancing:

  • Social distancing is no longer expected.

Face Masks:

  • Face masks are no longer expected.

Distribution of Holy Communion:

  • The distribution of the Precious Blood continues to be suspended.  Please make arrangements for parishioners who may not be able to receive the host.
  • Those distributing Holy Communion are to sanitize their hands after they have received Holy Communion and before distributing to the faithful.

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has not changed its Emergency Rules in regard to safeguarding employees.  Therefore, promoting increased cleaning protocols, the promotion of handwashing and/or use of employer provided hand sanitizer, staying home if sick, and health surveillance (temperature checks) are to still be enforced.  As a reminder, all health records obtained due to temperature screenings must be retained by the employer for six (6) months from the time of generation.


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