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Update on Decree (May 14, 2021)

In light of the change in guidance announced yesterday by the CDC, unless contraindicated by an applicable local ordinance, please know that those who are fully vaccinated are no longer obliged to wear face masks or to social distance while indoors. Therefore, as of today, the wearing of face masks and social distancing are no longer mandatory in churches for Mass in the Diocese of Jefferson City as previously required. Those who have not been fully vaccinated are urged to continue wearing face masks when they cannot maintain social distancing while indoors, in compliance with current CDC guidance. Please further note that no one is to be screened about their vaccination history in order to enter parish buildings. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays continues through June 1, per the latest decree.
Per our conversation with the Bishop this does NOT apply to Sacred Heart School Events.