Grace Episcopal, the clergy perjury parish, continues to ignore diocesan policies on preventing COVID, even as the latest surge approaches twice the level for Alexandria to classify as a high-transmission community.
Per the Centers for Disease Control, when new cases reach 100 per 100,000 residents, counted on a rolling seven-day basis, a region is considered high transmission.
According to the City of Alexandria’s COVID dashboard, the average transmission rate is now 172.7 and climbing steadily. Thus, the city likely will soon reach 200 cases per 100,000, or twice the level to qualify as a high-transmission area.
Similarly, the Brown School of Medicine, which is the diocese’s official source, considers the City of Alexandria to be a code-red region, or area of high transmission.
In these situations, the diocese mandates that indoor receptions not occur, since masks must be removed to eat and drink.
Here is the diocesan policy:
Now, let’s look at Grace’s policy, updated this month:
Given the age of the congregation, the emergence of the Omicron variant, and the presence of children from the school and the congregation itself, it’s not only arrogant to ignore diocesan policy, it’s just plain stupid.
I posted previously on the parish’s failure to respond appropriately to this threat to its members.