St. John’s Coronavirus Policies

Our Coronavirus Response

View our  full COVID-19 Response document.

As part of the Diocese of Central New York, St. John’s Ithaca is following the diocese’s Faithful Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Current Status

Service Times

  • The Rite 1 service begins at 8am.
  • The Rite 2 service begins at 10:30 and includes live music with organ and choir

Our ongoing COVID practices

  • Masks and distancing must still be observed — even by people who have been vaccinated.
  • We will not leave our pews to pass the Peace.
  • Communion will be distributed from the front steps of the chancel, rather than at the altar rail. There will be both bread and wine, and we will use intinction cups for the wine.

We will always abide by the requirements of the Diocese described in COVID-19 Response Guidelines for Parishes.