Communication for Our Lady of the Annunciation, Richmond Hill
April 9, 2021.
Happy Easter! I would like to thank all parishioners for their assistance in helping us to implement health protocols during our Return to Church over the past number of weeks. It has been wonderful to celebrate the sacraments together.
Over the past 24 hours, we have learned that a parishioner has tested positive for Covid-19. The individual was last present at our Good Friday 3 p.m. service on April 2, 2021. The parishioner was seated in the hall, wearing a mask and appropriately distanced throughout their time at church. The individual is currently in a period of self-isolation at home. Both the Archdiocese of Toronto and York Region Public Health are aware of the positive test.
It has been determined that this case presents a very low risk of transmission. At this time, we ask that all parishioners continue to self-monitor for symptoms. As we have said in the past and especially during the stay at home order, if you are elderly, have significant medical issues or a compromised immune system, please do not come to church at this time. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, connect with your family doctor or consider getting tested for Covid-19.
A self-assessment tool can be found by visiting: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. Questions can also be directed to York Region Public Health at 1-800-361-5653.
Let us continue to pray for all those who are sick and those who are caring for them. Be assured of my prayers for all of you.
Fr. Peter Lackmanec, Pastor