Out of love and concern for the health of our neighbors, worship community, and staff, Saint John’s Cathedral continues to limit people that can be on-site at the cathedral to fewer than ten people if indoors, and to fewer than 50 people if outdoors.
Our hope, of course, is that no one is exposed to COVID-19 while at Saint John’s. We appreciate your understanding and support, and we thank you for staying home if you are not feeling well or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
During this time, people that are on-site at the cathedral must wear masks, practice physical distancing, and must sign-in and provide their contact information. If someone is COVID-19 positive while at Saint John’s Cathedral, we will assist the Denver Health Department in contact tracing.
In the instance that a person is COVID-19 positive while on-site at the cathedral, I will contact anyone that was onsite at the same time or after that person to notify them of the possible exposure. I will also notify the Denver Health Department and assist in contact tracing. Staff that were possibly exposed will be required to quarantine for 14 days, and any volunteers, vendors, or other visitors will be encouraged to quarantine and will not be permitted back on campus until at least 14 days after the possible exposure.
Immediately following notice of a positive COVID-19 case, the cathedral will close for 24 hours. For the second 24 hours only a specialized cleaning service will be allowed in the building to perform surface and air COVID-19 cleaning protocols. Unless circumstances or official guidance change to recommend a longer closure, on the third 24 hours the cathedral will reopen for all activities as previously scheduled, although alternate staff and volunteers may be needed to facilitate events and activities, depending on which staff or volunteers might be in quarantine.
We take to heart the safety of everyone in our community, which is why we are being so careful in the ways we are interacting in-person. All of our policies are in-line with the policies of the Office of the Bishop, the City of Denver, the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For these reasons, an all-parish email and a notice on our website of an on-site case will only go out if the timing of the case requires a significant change to activities, such as needing to pause the in-person reception of Holy Communion on Sundays.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please know that while we understand that we must limit our in-person events, we also miss gathering with our beloved community. We miss you all.
Director of Operations