From the Pastor
In two weeks Bishop Calvo will be issuing updated Covid Mitigation Protocols for the Diocese of Reno. Up until now, Diocesan protocols have mirrored state protocols. Starting May 1st however, most state protocols will no longer be in effect. Only a statewide mask mandate will remain. Each county will be responsible for issuing its own local protocols. In light of these changes and the changing Covid climate, updated protocols for the Diocese are needed. Bishop Calvo has met with the priests of the diocese to gather our feedback.
While the updated protocols will ask us to respect local county protocols, bishop Calvo has indicated that where they are less strict than CDC guidelines, diocesan guidelines will likely reflect more strict CDC guidelines. This is to err on the side of caution when it comes to protecting those who are most vulnerable among us. I will publish the updated protocols as soon as they are available. I will also be meeting with St. Gall’s Pastoral Council and discussing with the staff how to implement the updated protocols once they are available for our review.