BRIDGEPORT– With a second wave of the coronavirus beginning to take hold across Fairfield County, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has updated health and safety protocols for the Diocese of Bridgeport.
In a memo to all clergy issued today, the bishop noted that several cities including Bridgeport, Danbury, and Stamford have reverted to the state’s Phase 2 reopening guidelines in response to a growing positivity rate and an increase in hospitalizations.
The Bishop announced that if a parish is located in a city or municipality that has returned to Phase 2, then the following guidelines are in effect:
1. Mass and Liturgical Events
a. Indoors limited to 25% of capacity, no more than 100 people total
b. Outdoors limited to 150 people total
2. Non-liturgical Gatherings
a. Indoors limited to 25 people
b. Outdoors limited to 100 people
The bishop said there are no other changes to the most recent diocesan liturgical guidelines.
In addition to limiting capacity, masks, proper social distancing, and frequent sanitization are essential.
The bishop thanked pastors and priests for their continued leadership and support of diocesan COVID-19 protocols during this challenging time.