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Catholic Church to Implement Contact Tracing in Parishes

The CBCP is taking a proactive approach to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Catholic Church has started implementing contact tracing for all its parishoners. This is to ensure the safety of every one while there is still no cure for the novel coronavirus disease.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released a statement on Sunday instructing all Catholic parishes to keep attendance records of all churchgoers in case someone tests positive for COVID-19.

According to Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo in an interview with ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo, the conduct of contact tracing will depend on the capacity of diocese and parishes. Some churches may give out forms, some will have a logbook, while others can use technology and require an online appointment, especially for other church services. (Read: Here’s what you can expect on 2020 weddings, baptisms, Sunday Masses)

Binibigyan namin ng kalayaan ‘yung mga parokya. Ang mahalaga mayroong paraan ng contact tracing. Kasi hindi natin pwede masabi lahat, iba ‘yung Quiapo, iba ‘yung maliit na parokya,” says Bishop Pabillo.

Aside from contact tracing, physical distancing and wearing of face masks shall be strictly implemented during Masses. As another safety precaution, the holy water fonts inside churches will remain empty and covered. Religious gatherings, on the other hand, will still limited to 10 people in Metro Manila under the more relaxed general community quarantine. (Read: ‘Strict social distancing’ shall be observed during Mass – CBCP)

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