An article from iheartradio states:
Health experts are warning people that the World Health Organization’s social distancing guidelines might not be enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The WHO recommends that people maintain a social distance of six feet to reduce the chance they will catch COVID-19.
Dr. Robert Schooley and Kimberly Prather from the University of California, San Diego, and Chia Wang of National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, published a perspective article in the journal Science that said they found that aerosol particles remain infectious for hours in indoor air.
Those particles can accumulate and spread throughout the building, traveling much further than the recommended six feet.
“Increasing evidence for SARS-CoV-2 suggests the 6 ft WHO recommendation is likely not enough under many indoor conditions where aerosols can remain airborne for hours, accumulate over time, and follow air flows over distances further than 6 ft,” they wrote.
So if our churches have put everyone 6 feet away, that might not be far enough. Back to the drawing board. But it’s totally safe to come to Mass. In fairness, they are requiring masks. But we need to remember that this pandemic is far from over and that things are a moving target because we have nothing to really base things on (except maybe what’s been done in countries like Singapore or South Korea).
I hate to beat a dead horse, but there is really no rush to get people back in the pews as sad as that is. I’m actually doing a research on what the fruits that have come forth from the virtual communities that have been formed amongst other things. The whole report won’t be done until the end of the summer, but I might be able to hint at a few things along the way.
Some help here from you, dear readers….what have been the ups and downs of your virtual faith experience? Drop me a line on Facebook or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org