The COVID-19 pandemic, which affects the entire world and does not spare Canada, has prompted health and political authorities to impose strict measures across the country. As a result, the Administrative Council of the Canadian Religious Conference decided to postpone the General Assembly scheduled from May 28-31, 2020, to a later date.
In order to provide detailed information applicable especially to consecrated life living and worship spaces, the CRC offers a series of recommendations written in collaboration with Dr. Valérie Julie Brousseau, surgeon (Oto-laryngology), with a degree in Research, Epidemiology and Public Health from Harvard Medical School. The aforementioned measures constitute responsible action for communities of consecrated life and for society.
For over a week now, we have been collectively living in a time of uncertainty, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many provinces have requested that all worship services and religious gatherings be suspended. Given the observed exponential contamination, it is crucial to put measures in place to slow and curb the epidemic.