Notification of potential COVID exposure at 3/8/22 event

(Email sent to parish on 3/12/22)

Dear St. John’s parishioners,

We are emailing to let you know that we were notified this evening (Saturday) that 3 persons at the de Sa funeral on the evening of Tuesday 3/8/22 have, since the event, tested positive for COVID.

As per provincial health guidelines at, at this stage in the pandemic, those who may have been in close contact with someone testing positive are not required to self-isolate or take any special measures. It is recommended that they simply watch for symptoms and isolate if they develop symptoms. A close contact is “someone who has been near a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes when health and safety measures were not in place or were insufficient.”

We recommend therefore that all who attended the funeral in-person monitor themselves for symptoms and stay home and isolate should you develop any symptoms. You may also look at the page for guidance on when additional COVID testing may be needed.

Note that our parish will also take the extra precaution tomorrow Sunday 3/13/22 of incorporating social distancing of all those who attend the in-person service, given that some funeral attendees may be present. Other safety protocols in place are at

Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, Deacon Anne Anchor, or Wardens Rich Thompson or Ruby Ng with any questions.


Vivian (on behalf of the Clergy-Wardens team)


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