Please read this statement released today, from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago:
As cases of COVID-19 continue to escalate across the nation, the primary aim of the Metropolis
of Chicago has been and will continue to be to protect our laypeople, clergy and neighbors from
exposure to the virus, while also providing spiritual nourishment to the faithful in a safe manner.
We remain in regular communication with law enforcement, physicians and public health experts
to better understand our role in preventing the spread of the virus. In doing so, the Metropolis
can and will make appropriate adjustments to its policies to safeguard the well-being of people.
One week ago, the Metropolis was concerned that large gatherings at our parishes would put
people at significant risk and impair the concentrated public health effort to “flatten the curve.”
Now, a week later, “stay-at-home” mandates are being issued by an increasing number of states.
As the public concern continues to escalate, the need for keeping you safe and providing
spiritual nourishment is my top priority. Accordingly, effective as of Saturday, March 21 at 11:59
p.m., the Metropolis has made the following adjustments to its directive of March 14, 2020:
Click here to read the rest of the statement.