Updated COVID-19 Protocols for Church Activities

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Effective December 1, 2021, all four counties in the State of Hawaii began relaxing
various COVID-19 restrictions. Each county now has the authority to make their own
pandemic emergency orders and rules without prior approval by the governor or the
director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. However, the Governor has
stated that wearing of masks indoors is still a requirement statewide.

The protocols and guidance provided here aim to be inclusive of all – without having to
disclose vaccination information – in order to encourage participation in the life of the
Church while observing the safety and health guidelines set forth by the various
counties. Pastors and the faithful should continue to observe sensible health
precautions including continued sanitation protocols and hygiene.

Thoughtful planning and communication to the parish community should precede the
implementation of any changes.

In general, our activities fall under four categories: 1) Spiritual Services (Mass and other
forms of public worship/liturgies), 2) Ministries, 3) Meetings, and 4) Social Gatherings.

Refer to your county’s website for specific details.
Hawaii Island County — https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaiihawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/
Kauai County — https://www.kauai.gov/covid-19
Maui County — https://www.mauicounty.gov/2370/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Information
Oahu County — https://www.oneoahu.org/

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