Health and Safety Protocols

Cathedral Health and Safety Protocols for In-Person Worship

We are glad to welcome you to St. James Cathedral. We are following the Center for Disease Control and City of Chicago guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic, and so:

  • At this time, ALL are required to wear masks except clergy and lay leaders when they are speaking or singing.
  • For your information, the cathedral staff and choir have all been fully vaccinated.
  • The side pews are reserved for those who wish to continue to be socially distanced.
  • No one should feel obligated to pass the Peace by shaking hands. The recent practice of passing the Peace with a nod or a “peace sign” is entirely acceptable.
  • For the time being, Communion will continue to be served in one kind (the bread) at standing stations instead of the altar rail.
  • Singing is allowed if you remain masked.
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