From the Dean
Updated on February 16, 2022
Due to the drop in the positivity rate for COVID-19 in Denver County and the end of the mask mandate in Colorado, masks are now encouraged but not required in the cathedral for worship. We are also resuming coffee hour after the 8 am, 10:30 am, and the Wilderness services.
As of Friday, February 25, Denver Public Schools (DPS) is lifting its mask requirement for all children ages 5 and up. In accordance with this policy, as of Sunday, February 27, our older children who are vaccinated may mask or not as parents prefer. We still strongly encourage all children ages 2 through 5 to wear masks. Please note that our children’s volunteers and nursery workers will continue to wear masks.
I also want you to be aware that the choir will begin singing without masks on Sunday, February 27.
We are entering a season at the cathedral where we will see individuals and families taking different precautions based on their own needs. It’s always wise to remember that the community of Saint John’s includes a great variety of perspectives and needs. Each person has a variety of perspectives and feelings depending on the moment. Let’s be gentle and patient with one another and with ourselves, especially right now. May the Holy Spirit grant us wisdom and love as we gather in-person and online.
Dean Richard Lawson
Additional Information: COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
– If you are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or simply aren’t feeling well, please stay home and join our worship offerings online.
– Attendance at all Sunday worship offerings remains open and does not require a reservation, though masks are required.
Regarding Monday – Friday/Weekdays
– Everyone onsite at any time at the cathedral must wear a mask at all times while indoors.
– Because some staff continue to work from home at least some of the time, and because of significant contractor/construction work in the cathedral and other parts of the building, the doors to the Welcome Center remain locked. Thus, please contact staff to make appointments to meet with them during business hours.
Thank you for your understanding and support, and we thank you for staying home if you are not feeling well or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 5 days.
All our policies are in-line with the policies of the Office of the Bishop and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
We will continue to update this policy as more information is released on COVID-19 and the vaccine.