MB PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS – Updated April 20, 2021
COVID-19 CODE RED restrictions issued by the Manitoba Government began November 12, 2020 and have been extended again until May 26, 2021. Due to the current reduction in gathering limits set by the Manitoba Government in an effort to curb the third wave of infections, effective immediatly, all in-person weekday and Sunday liturgies at St. Gianna’s are suspended until there is a change in gathering restrictions. Please continue to join with our community via livestreamed liturgies as we hold one another up in prayer during these days of pandemic.
REQUESTS FOR IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION
WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR PARTICIPATION,
BUT WILL NOT RESUME IN-PERSON CELEBRATIONS UNTIL THE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED.
In keeping with the evolving Manitoba Public Health protocols, we have begun to reintroduce participants to the celebration of the liturgies.
IS IT SAFE TO COME TO CHURCH?
In accordance with Public Health Orders, protocols have been implemented at St. Gianna’s Sunday and Weekday liturgies in order to keep each other as safe as possible. Once your participation has been scheduled for a Sunday liturgy, this is what you can expect on your assigned date and time:
* Please ensure that all members of the same household arrive together 15 minutes beforehand in order to ensure that the necessary protocols are fulfilled.
Upon arrival, ALL participants must:
- Wear a face mask at all times
- Sanitize your hands upon entry
- Answer public health screening questions
- Follow the seating directions
- Maintain physical distancing
- Go directly to the seating area you are given
- DO NOT sit on a chair with an X, as these chairs have been recently used and cannot be reused at this time.
- DO NOT move chairs together as the placement of chairs are set at the current physical distancing requirement.
In addition, we have also implemented the following procedures:
- High contact surfaces (door handles, buttons, etc.) are regularly disinfected
- Hand sanitizer stations are available upon entry and exit
- Individual seating is physically distanced by at least 2 meters
- Parishioners are to make a bow to each other at the Sign of Peace
- The presider sanitizes hands again and wears a face covering to distribute the Eucharist to parishioners at their seats, (the Blood of Christ will not be shared at this time).
- One entrance (South Side only)
All protocols are in keeping with those set by the Province of Manitoba and the Archdiocese of Winnipeg.