Note: This statement has been edited to include the most recent mitigation protocols.
March 13, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – As U.S. public health officials on March 9 called for stricter measures of social distancing to mitigate the accelerating community spread of COVID-19 in the United States, the Adrian Dominican Sisters took immediate steps to join in the national effort. Since then, the Congregation has continued to increase its efforts in mitigating the spread.
Effective March 20:
Effective March 19:
Effective March 14:
Effective March 10, the Congregation has suspended:
A task force comprised of the Congregation’s Administrator and lay leaders of the Motherhouse campus are meeting daily to monitor the pandemic and to develop effective mitigation protocols and implement new measures as needed. As conditions warrant, these suspensions may be modified.
The Adrian Dominican Sisters join with people around the world in prayer for the victims of the coronavirus, their families, and all healthcare workers who are courageously serving on the frontlines of this pandemic. In their letter to the community announcing this “prudential preventative action,” the five members of the General Council wrote that the measures were being implemented “for the common good of our own community and the larger communities in which we live and serve.”
Bless you all as you thoughtfully discern how to be with this pandemic. Thank you for your grace-filled ways!! We will see this through, yes we will!! 🌎💫💜