COVID-19 Exposure at St. Nicholas

For the past year, we have navigated the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic without incident for us at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. I thank you all for your continued cooperation in keeping all members of our community safe and healthy.

At a funeral at St. Nicholas on January 7th, 2021, one person was present who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. After speaking with our Metropolis Chancellor Fr. Lou Christopoulos, with our Parish Council President Mr. Dane Wood, and with representatives from Mesa County Public Health, it has become clear that we are legally required to quarantine the Church for 14 days from the date of that funeral.

For that reason, we will observe the following measures:

  • All services and other in-person events at the Church are cancelled until January 21, which is 14 days from the date of the funeral.
  • All house blessings that were scheduled for before January 21 will be rescheduled for after that date.
  • Orthodox Christianity 101 both on 1/12 and 1/19 at 6pm will take place over Zoom.
  • The Parish Council meeting scheduled for 1/14 will take place over Zoom.
  • If you were present at the funeral last Thursday, you should get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and quarantine for 14 days. If you were not at the funeral but have been at the Church or in contact with anyone who was at the funeral, then you may also want to get tested.

I thank each of you for your understanding and your cooperation as we work our way through these difficult times. Please continue to pray for me and for all members of the St. Nicholas community, just as I pray for each of you.

In Christ,
Fr. Jeremy