Extension of dispensation to attend Mass

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass through Sunday, August 30. Those who are healthy, willing and able to comply with safety protocols and who wish to attend are encouraged to do so. Those who are at high-risk of complications from COVID-19 or who are caretakers for the vulnerable are encouraged to participate in an online or televised liturgy.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta has also updated guidance regarding how parishes should respond to exposure or positive cases as well as adding downloadable liability waivers in English and Spanish. The updated guidance is below.

The full guidelines as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available here: