RETURN TO MASS
Please note the following COVID-19 updates from the OKC Archdiocese regarding school and youth.
On Dec. 27, 2021, the CDC updated its guidance on quarantining and isolation for COVID-19 and subsequent variants. In anticipation of schools and parish youth programs needing or wanting to further adjust their protocols in this area, we have reviewed and updated the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City COVID-19 Recommendations, Precautions and Protocols for Catholic schools, religious education, and youth activities. The following guidelines are attached in English and Spanish.
Below are the changes to the document from Nov. 12, 2021:
Section: Immunization Requirement
• Vaccinations for COVID-19 are not required. Currently, adults and youth aged 5 and older are eligible for
the COVID-19 vaccine. Faculty/teachers, administrative staff and Parish staff are encouraged to receive
Section: Quarantine Protocols
• The new CDC guidance released Dec. 27, 2021, reduces the quarantine time from 10 to five days for
people who have no symptoms, and eliminates all exposure quarantines for people who are vaccinated
and boosted with no symptoms. Parishes and schools may choose to reference the updated CDC guidance
on isolation to assist them in updating their guidelines. www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
• Removal of two sections that previously related to quarantine procedures that no longer apply.
These guidelines are broad and intended to serve as a baseline for the various Catholic Parishes within the
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Each site has unique needs, and these guidelines are designed to help all parishes to have the flexibility to meet those needs.
Please know of our prayers for you as you continue to navigate this pandemic. Let us know if we can be of further help to you.
Fr. Lewis' Letter to the Faithful
Archbishop Coakley's Letter to the Faithful
COVID Guidelines for Mass - Effective Jan 22, 2022