COVID-19 Response and Regathering
St. Matthew's is carefully evaluating COVID metrics in Loudoun County as well as direction from the diocese on how and when to return to in-person worship. This page will continue to be updated as new information is provided.
Outdoor Worship (update March 16, 2021)
Outdoor Worship resumes at St. Matthew's on Sunday, April 18. 8am, 930am and 11am. Bring a chair and a mask. Virtual worship will also still take place for those who continue online worship.
Bishop Goff's remarks (Clergy Webinar, Feb 16, 2021)
"In person worship may resume outdoors when the 7-day average rate of new infections is 25 per 100,000 or fewer."
"In person worship may resume indoors when the 7-day average rate of new infections is 10 per 100,000 or fewer."
COVID-19 Risk Levels Map
This map from globalepidemics.org displays COVID Risk Levels for each congressional district in the United States. When viewing the map, filter for Virginia, then Loudoun County. View Map
Episcopal Diocese COVID FAQ's
This information provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is a Quick Reference Guide to all FAQ's regarding COVID-19 and offers COVID-19 Resources. View FAQ's
Outdoor Worship Service Precautions
Our highest priority is to ensure the safety of everyone participating in our outdoor worship services.
Requirements for those attending outdoor services:
CDC recommends that attendees over the age of 3 wear a face mask at all times
It is preferred you bring your own lawn chair or blanket for seating
At least 6 feet of social distance must be maintained for anyone outside of your usual family grouping
Hand sanitizer is available
No singing will be allowed at these services until approval is given from the Diocese
Considerations for cancelling OUTDOOR services:
Predicted ice or heavy rain or electrical storm
Multi-day increase in the 7-day moving average of infections in Loudoun Co. over 25
If clergy tests positive for COVID-19