A Healthy Reminder
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The Archdiocese of Miami’s guidelines for masks and social distancing have not changed.
In the coming days we will review what might be appropriate. However, lots of folks, including most of the children and youth are not vaccinated. Masks and social distancing are the very best obstacles to transmission of this disease. While the CDC has issued guidelines, the Florida Department of Health has not made any changes at this time.
Vaccinated people can get COVID. Whether they can then transmit the virus to others, is unclear. However, in recent weeks, we have had a priest, a teacher and at least one other employee who got COVID-19 after their first vaccination but before their second one and one retired employee, fully vaccinated, diagnosed with COVID and symptomatic.
We should continue to encourage those who are hesitant to be vaccinated to do so at their earlier convenience. Children 12 year of age and older are now eligible.
Most Reverend Thomas Wenski
Archbishop of Miami