Cathedral Timelines Through 2020
We are currently in Phase II
- Phase I (March to June 1): Strict distancing; Church bldg closed; All worship & program on-line from home;
- Phase II (June 1 to Sept 13): Modified distancing; Church bldg open to Staff, Clergy, Council; No groups scheduled; Program on-line from home; Worship live-streamed from Saint Mark’s;
- Phase III (Sept 13 to Nov 29): Modified small groups; Church bldg open to small groups on case-by-case basis; Groups over CDC max continue to meet on-line; Book Shop open w/ limited traffic; Worship live-streamed from Saint Mark’s with possible small group on-site participation;
- Phase IV (Nov 29 to thereafter): Large groups, w/ precaution; Church bldg open to small and large groups, w/ precaution; Book Shop open w/ limited traffic; Possible return to large group worship & program, w/ precaution.
Per Episcopal Church in Minnesota guidelines, All Episcopal faith communities will base re-opening timelines on both statewide and county COVID-19 positivity rates, and no further re-opening will be considered until both the state and county in which a faith community exists demonstrate at least 7 consecutive days of 5% or less positivity rates for new COVID tests (Saint Mark’swill base our re-opening on at least 14 consecutive days at or below 5%). A small miracle notwithstanding, this unfortunately means that our transition to Phase III – and its modest return of small group program and worship to the building – is not likely to happen on September 13th, as previously hoped.