October 12, 2022 – Bishop Erik Pohlmeier has released the following update on the diocesan COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. For more information and questions about the guidelines, email Deborah Tauro, director of Risk Management at email@example.com.
May 19, 2022 – Bishop Felipe Estévez has released the following update on the Public Celebration of Masses and Precautions following Infection by COVID-19 and Variants. For more information and questions about the guidelines, email Deborah Tauro, director of Risk Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 18, 2022 – Due to the rapid-spreading omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, Bishop Felipe Estévez has released “Guidance for Parishes and Diocesan Administrative Offices to Plan and Respond to COVID-19.” Understanding that various factors (e.g., church building design and configuration, demographics, etc.) make every parish unique, applying these guidelines to parish programs and events is subject to the pastor’s discretion. For more information about the guidelines, email Deborah Tauro, director of Risk Management at email@example.com.
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September 12, 2021 – Letter from Bishop Estévez on COVID-19 Vaccinations
August 12, 2021 – Due to the high COVID-19 positivity rates in all 17 counties of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Bishop Felipe Estévez has updated the COVID-19 safety protocols, effective August 16, 2021.
May 14, 2021 – Bishop updates mask mandate in parishes
May 4, 2021 – Particular dispensations from Sunday Mass
Articles & Resources
COVID-19 Special Report (St. Augustine Catholic, Mar/Apr 2021)
Understanding the Payroll Protection Program:
Why the Catholic Church Received Federal Loans?
CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Florida Department of Health
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Catholic Current
Statements and Resources from the USCCB
Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
December 20, 2020
Moral Considerations Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccines
Statements and Resources from the Vatican
Note on the morality of using some anti-COVID-19 vaccines (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith)
December 29, 2020
Note of the Vatican COVID-19 Commission in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life “Vaccine for all: 20 Points for a Fairer and Healthier World”