Monday, March 2, 2020
Communications Department - Archdiocese of Miami
Miami ... (March 2, 2020) The Archdiocese of Miami offers the following guidelines parishes can employ to help prevent the spread of contagion. The same precautions taken for the flu are also to be employed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Because we now have two confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state of Florida, the following practices are suggested.
As the distribution of Holy Communion involves contact with both the mouth and hands, any Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion who feels uncomfortable distributing Communion should be allowed to temporarily step down from ministry.
It is still left to the discretion of the communicant how they wish to receive the Host.
If circumstances should change in the coming days and weeks that require a different course of action, further information or measures will be forthcoming.
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