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Welcome to COVID Communiqué 9. We’re pleased to be sending you 𝑰𝒏 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓, the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa’s pandemic plan and checklist, along with a letter from Bishop Shane. It is available on the COVID-19 page of our diocesan website here: bit.ly/3f955S2.
With renewed apologies for keeping you waiting, we believe the extra insight we gained from sharing it with a pilot test of clergy and laypeople was worth the delay. Do bear in mind, however, that this is very much a living document: as the coronavirus pandemic evolves, so too must our responses to it. We assure you that we will keep in close communication with you each week until the pandemic ends.
We also want you to keep in touch with us. To streamline getting responses to your COVID-19 questions, we’ve created an email address just for them: C19helpdesk@ottawa.anglican.ca. Although in one or two places an individual’s email address is given for more information, all other email should be directed to C19helpdesk. We’ll get you answers as fast as possible. We’re planning to share questions of broad interest in the Communiqué (without using names in case you’re worried about being singled out).
Please, though, don’t think we’re only available for questions. We also want to hear your thoughts on the plan and any mistakes or omissions you spot it in. C19helpdesk is there for those emails too. Meanwhile, for more information on the plan, don’t forget:
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐙𝐨𝐨𝐦 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟓 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟕 𝐩𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟖:𝟑𝟎 𝐩𝐦. 𝐀𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲.
Finally for this week, we’re delighted to announce the Venerable Linda Hill started her new position as Executive Archdeacon yesterday, July 6. Please join us in welcoming her.
The Communiqué is produced by the senior staff of the diocese:
Shane Parker, Bishop
Linda Hill, Executive Archdeacon
Sanjay Grover, Director of Financial Ministry
Peter John Hobbs, Director of Community Ministries
Jane Scanlon, Director of Stewardship Development
Carol Sinclair, Director of Human Resources ...
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