Jun 11, 2020 11:49 AM

Coronavirus shuts down Kan. church after priest tests positive

Posted Jun 11, 2020 11:49 AM

SEDGWICK COUNTY — The Church of the Magdalen, 12626 E 21st St N in Wichita is temporarily close for at least two weeks after a priest reported he tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Diocese of Wichita, the priest woke up feeling ill on Wednesday and after speaking with a doctor, went in for a test and received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Since the priest live together in the rectory, a second priest is now also required to quarantine for 14 days.

Out of an abundance of caution, the priest and the church staff have determined the following measures need to be taken, effective immediately. All Masses—including Sunday Masses, confessions, and Eucharistic Adoration are temporarily suspended

Livestreams are temporarily discontinued (Magdalen website will have
recommended alternatives shortly)

First Communion, originally scheduled for this weekend, is postponed until further notice

The entire Magdalen campus is temporarily closed