Bishop Hughes established the Journey Forward Team to sort through the most up to date safety protocols and propose guidelines for in-person worship in the Diocese of Newark. These guidelines will help congregations prepare their plans for in-person public worship. Episcopal House staff and the Bishop's Office have also contributed to the final copy of these guidelines and provided the Planning Forms.
More information will be discovered about the properties of the virus; local public health conditions may change; and the State of New Jersey requirements may change. Diocesan guidelines, then, may be revised at the direction of the Bishop, in order to keep our clergy and congregations as safe as possible.