Throughout this week, the rates of transmission of COVD-19 through the state have increased. Today, 14 out of 16 counties are now considered to have “substantial” or “high” levels of transmission according to the CDC. In view of this danger to public health, the Diocese of Portland strongly recommends all persons wear masks in church.
This is intended to apply to Mass and other gatherings in churches only. It does not apply to other kinds of parish activities elsewhere on parish property for the time being.
Please continue to pray for all those suffering from the pandemic. Thank you for your efforts.