COVID-19 Information

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Helpful information and links:

COVID TESTS FOR HOME USE

Want to get your free COVID 19 test kits?  Click on the link  https://www.covidtests.gov/

 

New option for residents of Massachusetts to access their COVID-19 vaccination records electronically

My Vax Records allows individuals who received their vaccination in Massachusetts to access their vaccination history and generate a COVID-19 digital vaccine card, which would contain similar vaccination information to a paper CDC card.

Massachusetts residents can visit www.myvaxrecords.mass.gov to electronically view and save their COVID-19 vaccine record.

Rhode Island residents can download the free 401Health mobile application to view and verify vaccination records. Download the free 401Health mobile app by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

 

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Many local hospitals and care facilities have adopted similar visitation restrictions.  Please check with your facility before requesting a visit.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SOUTHCOAST HEALTH UPDATED JANUARY 12, 2022

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the region, Southcoast Health will temporarily suspend inpatient visitation beginning on January 12, 2022. Exceptions to this policy can be found below.

We understand this is difficult; however, limiting visitation is necessary to help eliminate the spread of COVID-19 in our hospitals and emergency departments, while ensuring a safe healing environment for patients.
Click on link for detailed information:Southcoast Health January 12 2022

Outpatient (non-hospital patients) Visitation Policy – Effective Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • One visitor per patient, when necessary. Exception for newborn visits.
  • No visitors with COVID symptoms: fever or chills, 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, diarrhea.
  • No visitors who have returned from international or cruise travel without a negative test per CDC recommendations:
    • Fully vaccinated individuals should be tested within 3 – 5 days after travel.
    • In addition, for individuals not fully vaccinated, an additional recommendation is to self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.
    • Please visit Visiting Hours & Visitor Policies Southcoast Health to learn more. This page will be updated with any future changes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SOUTHCOAST HEALTH AS OF JANUARY 5, 2022

We would like to provide an important and timely update on current COVID-19 conditions both at Southcoast Health and within Massachusetts.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, nearly 97% of all breakthrough cases in the Commonwealth have NOT resulted in hospitalization or death.


At Southcoast Health we are experiencing similar results across our three hospitals. As of January 5, 2022, we have 154 COVID-positive patients at Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s and Tobey Hospitals, with nearly three-quarters of these patients being unvaccinated. This compares to 153 COVID-positive patients on this date last year.

Only 3% of hospitalized COVID-positive patients at Southcoast are fully vaccinated and boosted, demonstrating the effectiveness of protection from severe illness and death and that boosters are demonstrating even more substantial protection against COVID-19.

Sadly, in the last 30 days 63 COVID-positive patients have passed away within our hospitals.

We continue to share our data to inform our community on the realities we are all faced with, the benefits of vaccination and the risks associated with remaining unvaccinated or not being fully vaccinated.

As variants continue to spread, vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community from severe illness and hospitalization due to COVID.

For more information, visit southcoast.org/covid-19-vaccination, and please speak to your medical provider if you have questions or concerns.

You can also find additional information, resources, and support by calling 2-1-1 for state-guided assistance or visiting vaxfinder.mass.gov (MA) or covid.ri.gov/vaccination (RI).

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Priests in the Diocese of Fall River are not able to provide religious exemption for vaccines.
Please read the Bishop’s letter to the priests of the Diocese for more information.
8-25-21 Bishop’s Letter to Priests regarding Religious Exemption from Vaccines

 

IMPORTANT MASK  INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP

PLEASE WEAR A MASK AT MASS

An Advisory from the Diocese of Fall River
December 22, 2021

As the number of new daily COVID cases increases and concern over the Omicron variant grows, the Diocese of Fall River continues to strongly encourage all parishioners to wear a mask while attending Mass or any other liturgical celebration unless unable because of a medical condition or under the age of two. This is particularly important for anyone with a weakened immune system; anyone at risk for severe disease because of age or underlying medical condition; or anyone in a household with someone having these conditions or with someone who is unvaccinated. This guidance is in accord with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health December 21, 2021, advisory that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home).

The recent surge in virus transmission is a clear indication that the pandemic has not passed, and continued vigilance is required. Parishioners are asked to please keep in mind the need for a collective commitment to the overall good of the parish community. The Diocese of Fall River continues to monitor all Covid-19 advisories and orders by both the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will amend diocesan guidelines and directives on an ongoing basis as needed. The Diocese wants the celebration of this holy season of Christmas to be joyful and safe for all.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our First Phase 1 Parking Lot Mass – Saturday, May 30, 2020 the Vigil of Pentecost

Our thanks to parishioner, Amy Letourneau for taking and sharing the photos of this historic event in the life of our parish community!

Diocesan Guidelines for Parish Reopening

A message from Bishop da Cunha

Please click on the link below to read the guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Fall River relative to the celebration of Mass.

Diocesan Guidelines for Reopening May 2020

https://www.facebook.com/Transfiguration-of-the-Lord-Parish-North-Attleborough-106529317647894/ 

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to register with a Facebook account to watch the Mass.  Check the video tab for previous Masses and go to the link at the Mass time to watch live.

We ask for your continued financial support of our parish community. A link to contribute on line can be found:https://app.gabrielsoft.com/guest/mafrdiocese/31

You may also continue to contribute with your budget envelopes by mailing them to the Parish Office at 14 Park Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760

THANK YOU!
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Please see Bishop da Cunha’s letter regarding COVID-19:   Bishop’s Letter 3.16.2020

All parish groups and meetings have been canceled until further notice.

Faith Formation classes and workshops are canceled until further notice. First Communion and Confirmation are on hold until further notice from the Diocese of Fall River (see Bishop da Cunha’s letter above)

Please do all that you can do as an individual and as our parish community to ensure the health and well-being of your family and those around you.  We ask for your cooperation and prayers as we work through this challenging time.

 

Below are some links with information regarding the virus:

Town of North Attleborough Board of Health:

https://www.nattleboro.com/board-of-health

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts official website:

https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

 

Center for Disease Control (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

World Health Organization (WHO):

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Please follow this link for Father Rodney’s letter of March 16 regarding Covid-19:Father Rodney Letter full