We received an email from the bishop’s office alerting us that we WILL NOT reopen this weekend, despite the guidance sent out by Governor Northam’s office. The diocesan email said:
“Many have contacted the Diocesan office requesting clarification of directives for the re-opening of churches in light of Governor Northam’s recent orders. Please be advised that even though Gov. Northam has given churches permission to open and operate at 50% capacity, Bishop Haynes has not yet authorized the resumption of public worship services. In the next two weeks a task force of medical professionals, clergy, musicians and formation directors will develop guidelines for the safe re-opening of churches. We appreciate your patience as we seek a way forward in the midst of confusing information. The Church is definitely going to re-gather, just not quite yet this weekend.”
I will forward information to you as it becomes available.