Coronivirus Precautions

updated 04/26/2021

St. Jude Parish is asking us to stay at home if we are showing any symptoms of the Corona Virus. If you are attending mass please make sure that you are sitting in the pews that are not taped off.

In an effort to continue everyone's safety at St. Jude,  we are asking all those who come to the church to please review the information below.

  • Streaming Masses for those at-risk staying at home at 10 AM & 12 PM
  • At-risk parishioners may attend if they desire, please enter the church but MUST go and stay in the chapel
  • People may enter into the Church with health protocols (mask, sanitize, 3' apart)
  • If overflow please participate from your car through listening on the radio or streaming online
  • Communion for overflow please enter through the  front door into Narthex during Communion
  • Saturday Confession from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM until further notice

 updated 5/12/2021

HEALTH PROTOCOLS for all People Returning to Mass:

  1. Bishop Olson requests: (1) Going to Mass is optional (2) Wearing a mask is NOW optional
  2. Enter through the front door of the Church only
  3. Sanitize your hands when entering the Church
  4. At-risk attendees MUST stay in the Chapel
  5. Practice social-distancing 3 feet apart from one another
  6. Families may sit together adjacent to other or family
  7. Bring your financial support and deposit in designated baskets
  8. When receiving communion and leaving at the end of mass please follow Usher's instruction

updated 08/20/2021

SYMPTOM CHECK – Stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms!

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 QUARANTINE – Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19

  • Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
  • Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should quarantine. What counts as close contact?
  1. You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
  2. You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  3. You had direct physical contact with the person
  4. You shared eating or drinking utensils
  5. They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
  •  STAY HOME and monitor your health
  1. Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19
  2. If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19

All of the above information can be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). St. Jude is unable to manage who should or should not be on campus during this pandemic. We are asking all parish staff, liturgical disciples, pastoral musicians, and members of the congregation to please be aware of their own daily health situation. We ask that you do a self-health screen before coming to the Church and to stay home if you are exhibiting any of the symptoms outlined above.

 If you or your household have been exposed to COVID-19 you should not work, volunteer, or attend liturgical services at St. Jude for 14 days since your last contact with the person who has COVID-19.

updated 10/31/2021