Mask Mandate UPDATE, August 19, 2021

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 Beginning August 22, 2021, masks are again required for everyone while inside the cathedral building. 


A Message from Saint Mark's Cathedral—August 19. 2021

As you are likely already aware, on Wednesday, August 18, Governor Inslee and the Washington State Department of Health issued updated guidance in light of spiking number of COVID cases and the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant. The new order requires everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face mask in all public indoor settings. While this order does not technically go into effect until Monday, August 23, Saint Mark's Cathedral will implement this directive beginning with this coming Sunday's services. We recognize and very much appreciate the fact that nearly everyone attending worship in recent weeks has adopted this standard of masking already, and we are grateful for your efforts to ensure the safety of all in our community.

Beginning this Sunday, August 22, masks are required while inside cathedral buildings for worship, meetings, and ministry gatherings.

This applies to everyone over five years old. Masks will be available at the door if you do not have one.

While masks are not required when outdoors, the public health authorities strongly recommend continuing to wear masks in crowded outdoor settings as well.

While this may seem like yet another step backwards, know that, as always, our priority is the safety the community—both protecting those in the cathedral itself, as well as slowing the spread of the virus in the community as a whole. Please contact Dean Thomason with any questions or concerns: sthomason@saintmarks.org

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