Two parishioners who attended Mass at St. Bernard’s on Saturday, January 9, 2021 have tested positive for COVID-19.
They did not begin experiencing symptoms until after that Mass. They later received a COVID-19 test as a precaution and got a positive result. Out of an abundance of caution, the parish is notifying parishioners in order to fully inform and protect our community.
In continued alignment with Diocesan, state and federal public health and safety guidelines, social distancing and mask wearing is always maintained during all Masses.
In accordance with established protocols from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the areas visited by anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 undergo additional cleaning and disinfection measures. With this in mind, Damage Control has been contacted and will be disinfecting and sanitizing St. Bernard Church by the end of this week and will be ready for this Saturday’s Mass.
Everyone in our community is encouraged to know and keep alert for any potential symptoms of COVID-19, which may include (but are not limited to) fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle pain, headache or a loss of taste or smell.
The staff of Saint John the Evangelist Parish extends prayers for healing and comfort to the parishioners who are experiencing illness and for all those affected by the coronavirus.