Is there any health risk in drinking from the Common Cup at Holy Communion?
The CDC has found no documented transmission of any infectious disease has ever been traced to the use of a common communion cup. The consensus of the CDC is that a theoretic risk of transmitting infectious diseases by using a common communion cup exists, but that the risk is so small that it is undetectable. Read more…
Current Prevention Protocols and Community Level
St. Mary’s has updated our protocols to reduce virus transmission. These protocols may change as community levels rise or fall:
- If you feel unwell, please stay home
- Anyone who wants to wear a mask should continue to do so
- We encourage worshipers to respect the space and choices of others
- The church building has improved ventilation and air filtration
- Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout our facilities
No public gathering is completely safe. Those choosing to stay safe at home or are otherwise unable to attend can watch the service on our YouTube Channel.
COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. At all levels, the CDC recommends people get vaccinated and boosted, and get tested if they have symptoms.