Does anyone happen to know

RareBreed

Throwing the deuces
if we are required by law to wear masks in church or not?
Our church hasn't come up with a plan on what they will do when the reopen. I would imagine if services are held inside, a mask will be required. Outside services, probably not.
 

limblips

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PREMO Member
Certainly not by law! Maybe by some over-inflated egotist's executive order but not by law.

I do know that church services are limited to 10 people. I found a list of places where masks required and churches aren't on it.
 

black dog

Free America
My mother's viewing at Saint Michael's today. Family dynamics are in shambles right now - seriously thinking of having a shot or two before I go.

When one of my gmothers passed years back, she lived in Mississippi and between the church and cemetery a few of my cousins and I stopped at a liquor store and did a few shots in the parking lot to her and told each other some of the crazy sh!t she did in her life....
She was a Stone Gas, Only the Good Die Young........
 

SailorGirl

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When one of my gmothers passed years back, she lived in Mississippi and between the church and cemetery a few of my cousins and I stopped at a liquor store and did a few shots in the parking lot to her and told each other some of the crazy sh!t she did in her life....
She was a Stone Gas, Only the Good Die Young........
I wish I had that kind of family.
 

SailorGirl

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Certainly not by law! Maybe by some over-inflated egotist's executive order but not by law.

I do know that church services are limited to 10 people. I found a list of places where masks required and churches aren't on it.
Guess I'll just carry it. They're allowing up to 50 for the viewing/service afterwards.
 

kom526

They call me ... Sarcasmo
Guidance from the Archdiocese of Washington:

☐ Social distancing will still be in place. The six feet separation restriction will likely still be required. You will be asked to wear a face covering, as recommended by the CDC. If you are in a vulnerable category (i.e., older adult, 65 years and older; person who is immunocompromised), you may desire to remain home during the initial reopening. Anyone who is ill, or suspects he or she is ill, should refrain from participation in public activities, including Mass. In addition, in light of CDC monitoring recommendations, anyone who arrives at the church and is exhibiting symptoms may be asked not to attend Mass out of an abundance of care and caution for others. When it becomes possible to receive Holy Communion again, parishes will have procedures for receiving communion that maintains social distancing and other precautions.
 

SailorGirl

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Guidance from the Archdiocese of Washington:

☐ Social distancing will still be in place. The six feet separation restriction will likely still be required. You will be asked to wear a face covering, as recommended by the CDC. If you are in a vulnerable category (i.e., older adult, 65 years and older; person who is immunocompromised), you may desire to remain home during the initial reopening. Anyone who is ill, or suspects he or she is ill, should refrain from participation in public activities, including Mass. In addition, in light of CDC monitoring recommendations, anyone who arrives at the church and is exhibiting symptoms may be asked not to attend Mass out of an abundance of care and caution for others. When it becomes possible to receive Holy Communion again, parishes will have procedures for receiving communion that maintains social distancing and other precautions.
Cool. I don't need to sit with my family and vice versa.
 

Chris0nllyn

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if we are required by law to wear masks in church or not?
Best of luck today and sorry again for your loss.

The St. Mary's Health Dept. order doesn't say anything about Churches.
http://www.smchd.org/wp-content/uploads/SMC-Public-Health-Order-4-13-20fn.pdf

The church's website says to follow any declarations by health professionals for "interpersonal distance".
https://saintmichaelscatholicchurch.org/news/the-church-is-open

Per Hogan's order, masks are only required by the state in grocery stores, retail establishments, pharmacies, and public transportation.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/maryland-governor-gives-coronavirus-response-update-amid-stay-at-home-order/2274921/

The CDC recommends a mask only if social distancing is not an option.



I'm not a lawyer, but I read this as you don't need a mask unless you'll be a crowded room. If it's inside, you may need one. If it's outside (or if you're in another room, more than 6' from someone) you don't need a mask. I think your idea is a good one. Just carry one on you in case you need it (though it would take a real ass hole church to kick you out of the service, IMO).
 

SailorGirl

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Best of luck today and sorry again for your loss.

The St. Mary's Health Dept. order doesn't say anything about Churches.
http://www.smchd.org/wp-content/uploads/SMC-Public-Health-Order-4-13-20fn.pdf

The church's website says to follow any declarations by health professionals for "interpersonal distance".
https://saintmichaelscatholicchurch.org/news/the-church-is-open

Per Hogan's order, masks are only required by the state in grocery stores, retail establishments, pharmacies, and public transportation.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/maryland-governor-gives-coronavirus-response-update-amid-stay-at-home-order/2274921/

The CDC recommends a mask only if social distancing is not an option.



I'm not a lawyer, but I read this as you don't need a mask unless you'll be a crowded room. If it's inside, you may need one. If it's outside (or if you're in another room, more than 6' from someone) you don't need a mask. I think your idea is a good one. Just carry one on you in case you need it (though it would take a real ass hole church to kick you out of the service, IMO).
Thanks Chris; she's exactly where she's wanted to be for three years now and I rejoice in that for her.
 

kom526

They call me ... Sarcasmo
Best of luck today and sorry again for your loss.

The St. Mary's Health Dept. order doesn't say anything about Churches.
http://www.smchd.org/wp-content/uploads/SMC-Public-Health-Order-4-13-20fn.pdf

The church's website says to follow any declarations by health professionals for "interpersonal distance".
https://saintmichaelscatholicchurch.org/news/the-church-is-open

Per Hogan's order, masks are only required by the state in grocery stores, retail establishments, pharmacies, and public transportation.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/maryland-governor-gives-coronavirus-response-update-amid-stay-at-home-order/2274921/

The CDC recommends a mask only if social distancing is not an option.



I'm not a lawyer, but I read this as you don't need a mask unless you'll be a crowded room. If it's inside, you may need one. If it's outside (or if you're in another room, more than 6' from someone) you don't need a mask. I think your idea is a good one. Just carry one on you in case you need it (though it would take a real ass hole church to kick you out of the service, IMO).
Since she is going to St. Michael's the guidance comes from the Archbishop.
 
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