This page was last updated March 15, 2020 at 4:25 PM Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Tucson CLOSED until March 27.
Observe heightened awareness and precautions.
The Diocese Current Status - Level 2
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At this time the risk of contracting Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arizona remains low – good hygiene and general flu precautions is what is being suggested for prevention.
The Diocese continues to monitor information and directives coming from the:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Centers for Disease Control
Arizona Department of Health Services
The Diocese continues to monitor information coming from the Diocese of Phoenix because of the closeness of our parishes to their boundaries. The Diocese has developed this webpage for quick access to resources that include information from reliable and professional sources: www.diocesetucson.org/stayhealthy (same link as above).
If Arizona moves to a heightened level of risk, we are prepared to assist in responding to the Catholic faith community.
Those who are sick or at high risk because of other illness should be reminded to take care of themselves, and should be encouraged to stay home and participate in the Mass via television or streaming services.
To the faithful attending Mass, you should not feel obliged to shake or hold hands during the liturgy, and it is acceptable to receive the Eucharist in your hand.
Christian Charity will prevail – throughout history Christians have served the community as a witness of love and care during times of illness. Christ is the center of our life and He will lead us through all challenges. When we gather as a community to celebrate the Sacraments, it is important to be smart and think about what each of us can do to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. We live in a generation where information is at our fingertips; there are many sources of information that may not be accurate and may lead to increased fear. Our website will help keep you informed of important developments and equip you with critical information. Let us remember that we are united in Christ through prayer and a common spirit of love and trust in Him.