We have just received a Press Release from the Government of Ontario stating that based on the province-wide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, we will move to Step One of the Provincial Reopening Plan, effective on Friday, June 11th. This means that our churches are permitted to open at 15% capacity for Masses beginning on the weekend of June 12-13, 2021. Of course, churches may open beginning on Friday for weekday Masses.
It is expected that churches will be permitted to move to Step Two approximately 21 days later to accommodate 25% capacity.
All the protocols which we have observed for Mass during the past many months remain in force.
Received June 7, 20201 from Monsignor Murray J. Kroetsch, PH, VG of the Diocese of Hamilton.