NET Ministries’ Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruptions to almost all aspects of life, we want to keep you informed regarding the changes we are making to ensure the safety of our missionaries and the young people to whom they will minister. Here are our action steps:

 1. NET has three medical doctors who are currently advising us on best practices and safe environment procedures.
 2. For 2021-2022 retreat season, our NET Teams have conducted 484 in-person retreats across the country as of December 31, 2021. In our 2020-2021 retreat season, our teams conducted 610 in-person retreats.
 3. The team members will follow whatever protocols, if any, are set in place by the parishes, schools, and dioceses in which we serve.
 4. If a vaccinated or unvaccinated team member begins to display covid-like symptoms, that team member will mask up, be kept socially distant from the team, and will not participate on retreat. They will look for the earliest opportunity to get that team member tested. Any other unvaccinated team members who have had close contact with that individual will also have to observe the CDC recommended amount of time for quarantine.
 5. All NET Missionaries are required to have five washable masks to use during ministry throughout the year. If the school or parish asks us to wear a mask, the team members will happily wear a mask for the sake of the Gospel.
 6. While in-person ministry is our preferred model for ministry, we are offering virtual retreat formats that can be utilized if in-person ministry is not an option. Learn more at netusa.org/virtualretreats.
 7.  We cannot eliminate all risks and we will have to live with some level of uncertainty. NET Ministries will take all reasonable steps to assure the health of our missionaries, staff, and those who come into contact with our NET teams.

 

Updated January 7, 2022

 

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruptions to almost all aspects of life, we want to keep you informed regarding the changes we are making to ensure the safety of our missionaries and the young people to whom they will minister. Here are our action steps:

 1. NET has three medical doctors and two public health nurses currently advising us on best practices and safe environment procedures.
 2. In our 2020-2021 retreat season, our NET team conducted 610 in-person retreats across the country, all while wearing face masks and while promoting distance procedures at all retreat sites.
 3. We continue to follow all COVID-19 related recommendations from the CDC found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick. In addition, the team members will follow whatever protocols, if any, are set in place by the parishes, schools, and dioceses in which we serve.
 4. If a vaccinated or unvaccinated team member begins to display covid-like symptoms, that team member will mask up, be kept socially distant from the team, and will not participate on retreat. They will look for the earliest opportunity to get that team member tested. Any other unvaccinated team members who have had close contact with that individual will also have to observe the CDC recommended amount of time for quarantine.
 5. All NET Missionaries are required to have five washable masks to use during ministry throughout the year. If the school or parish asks us to wear a mask, the team members will happily wear a mask for the sake of the Gospel.
 6. Our missionaries travel from place to place in a 12-15 passenger van. As they are considered a “family” we will treat them as such (no masks as standard, no social distancing, etc.). But, we have van cleaning procedures, require personal hand sanitizers for every missionary, and require regular meticulous hand hygiene.
 7.  While in-person ministry is our preferred model for ministry, we are offering virtual retreat formats that can be utilized if in-person ministry is not an option. Learn more at netusa.org/virtualretreats.
 8. We cannot eliminate all risks and we will have to live with some level of uncertainty. NET Ministries will take all reasonable steps to assure the health of our missionaries, staff, and those who come into contact with our NET teams.

 

Updated October 6, 2021

 

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruptions to almost all aspects of life, we want to keep you informed regarding the changes we are making to ensure the safety of our missionaries and the young people to whom they will minister. Here are our action steps:

 1. NET has three medical doctors and two public health nurses currently advising us on best practices and safe environment procedures.
 2. In our 2020-2021 retreat season, our NET team conducted 610 in-person retreats across the country, all while wearing face masks and while promoting distance procedures at all retreat sites.
 3. We continue to follow all COVID-19 related recommendations from the CDC found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick. In addition, the team members will follow whatever protocols, if any, are set in place by the parishes, schools, and dioceses in which we serve.
 4. If a vaccinated or unvaccinated team member begins to display covid-like symptoms, that team member will mask up, be kept socially distant from the team, and will not participate on retreat. They will look for the earliest opportunity to get that team member tested. Any other unvaccinated team members who have had close contact with that individual will also have to observe the CDC recommended amount of time for quarantine.
 5. All NET Missionaries are required to have five washable masks to use during ministry throughout the year. If the school or parish asks us to wear a mask, the team members will happily wear a mask for the sake of the Gospel.
 6. Our missionaries travel from place to place in a 12-15 passenger van. As they are considered a “family” we will treat them as such (no masks as standard, no social distancing, etc.). But, we have van cleaning procedures, require personal hand sanitizers for every missionary, and require regular meticulous hand hygiene.
 7.  While in-person ministry is our preferred model for ministry, we are offering virtual retreat formats that can be utilized if in-person ministry is not an option. Learn more at netusa.org/virtualretreats.
 8. We cannot eliminate all risks and we will have to live with some level of uncertainty. NET Ministries will take all reasonable steps to assure the health of our missionaries, staff, and those who come into contact with our NET teams.

 

Updated October 6, 2021

 

 

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