Coronavirus Letter 11-3-2020

Dear Parishioners of St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish,

We were informed today that there has been a positive case of Covid-19 identified in our religious
education staff. This individual also attended Mass last weekend. With the assistance of the Archdiocese
of Detroit, we have concluded contact tracing for primary exposures. Due to this individual’s work
schedule and thanks in part to our community’s excellent mitigation efforts, no one in our community is
considered to have been in close contact with this individual.

Our church and religious education classrooms have been sanitized several times in recent days, per our
established protocols. Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling religious education classes this
week to allow for further sanitation. The church also will be thoroughly cleaned again prior to this
weekend’s Masses.

We recommend that you continue to watch your family for any symptoms of COVID-19. If you or a
loved one develop symptoms, we urge you to seek testing for COVID-19. Testing locations can be
found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If you or your family
member tests positive for COVID-19 after visiting the parish, please contact us immediately for
additional guidance.

COVID- 19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking.
Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be
possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then
touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of
breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore
throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If you have any questions, please contact Shawn DeBusschere at 586-757-3306 or [email protected]
Let us pray together for the individual who is sick and for all those impacted by the pandemic. May Our Lady
intercede for our community, that through her prayers God may grant us protection from illness and distress.

St. Mary, pray for us!In Christ,
Father Robert Bauer