People who are sick, who exhibit contagious symptoms, or who are particularly vulnerable to the transmission of the virus are dispensed in charity from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. To stay home from Sunday Mass in these circumstances is not a mortal sin. In fact, love for our neighbor should prompt each of us not to attend Mass if we are contagious and exhibiting symptoms.
Please read Bishop Olson’s Pastoral Letter regarding Covid-19 on the Diocesan website, www.fwdioc.org. We encourage everyone to remain vigilant in prayer, reading scripture, praying the rosary and other Catholic devotions. Mass is televised daily on EWTN if you are unable to attend.