Friday, May 14, 2021
Communications Department - Archdiocese of Miami
Archbishop Thomas Wenski issued this statement May 14, 2021, directed at Archdiocese of Miami parishes, schools and institutions.
The Archdiocese of Miami’s guidelines for masks and social distancing have not changed. In the coming days, we will review what might be appropriate. However, lots of folks, including most of the children and youth, are not vaccinated. Masks and social distancing are the very best obstacles to the transmission of this disease.
While the CDC has issued guidelines, the Florida Department of Health has not made any changes at this time. Vaccinated people can get COVID. Whether they can then transmit the virus to others, is unclear.
We should continue to encourage those who are hesitant to be vaccinated to do so at their earliest convenience. Children 12 years of age and older are now eligible.