Resuming Mass Protocols

"With regard to resuming public Masses in our parishes, the Diocese of Sioux City has based and will continue to base decisions on scientific data and reliable projections. There is a number of criteria the Diocese is waiting to be met before it is deemed safe and responsible to open up churches again. This includes the downward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases reported within a 14-day period, the downward trajectory of hospital bed, intensive care, and ventilator usage, and the downward trajectory of daily death reports. In addition to these things, it is necessary to have adequate contact-tracing and a robust testing program. Achieving these conditions will indicate that it is reasonably safe to resume, with precautions, the public celebration of the Mass."

The Diocese of Sioux City

Resuming Mass Protocols

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The four bishops of Iowa: Most Rev. Michael Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque, Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, Most Rev. Thomas Zinkula, Bishop of Davenport, and Most Rev. William Joensen, Bishop of Des Moines issued a joint statement to the media regarding their response to Governor Kim Reynolds' proclamation issued on April 27, 2020. 
Click here to read the entire statement: Letter from Iowa Bishops