COVID-19 Response

Updated: Jul 2


Standing Operational Procedures for Visitors and Staff


We are all aware of the various suggestions and procedures that have found their way into our daily lives. At Enders Island we ask all our residents, our visitors, and our staff to use common sense and observe the best practices for social distancing, for proper sanitation and to respect the health and safety of themselves and others.


The following is a list of some of the procedures and actions that will be part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that we all remain healthy and safe:

  • If you do not feel well or if you have traveled in an area that has a high incidence of infection, we ask that you please stay home.

  • Chapel, the dining rooms, meeting areas and common spaces will be cleaned and sanitized after each use

  • Guests and nonresidential staff will not allow in the residential community dining room or kitchen

  • Hand sanitizer will be strategically located throughout Enders Island

  • The Housekeeping staff has developed a plan to sanitize our facilities on an ongoing basis

  • Employees will not enter guest rooms while a guest is present, except for emergencies

  • We will utilize outside areas for programs and gatherings when appropriate

  • The use of meeting spaces and dining rooms will be used according to guidelines for social distancing

  • Staff and guests will wear Face masks and gloves when appropriate

  • Contactless payment receipts will be available

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The following policies remain in force through the end of June:

Following the advice and directions of Federal and State leaders and under the guidance of Bishop Cote, Bishop of Norwich, we have taken the following steps:


There will be no public celebration of the Mass, but Sundays and holy day liturgies will be broadcast live on Facebook and our website.


The following scheduled retreats & programs have been RESCHEDULED:

The following scheduled retreats & programs will be HELD ONLINE (via Zoom):

*Available both on site and online.

The following scheduled retreats & programs have been CANCELED:

  • Silent Directed Retreat with Fr. Demetri Belsito (July 26-31)

  • Getting Closer to God (July 5-10)

  • Angel Sculpture Class (June 30)

  • Celtic Cross Sculpture Class (June 23)

  • Traditional Painted Glass Workshop (June 7-12)

  • Dinner with Deacon Michael Puscas (June 2)

  • Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop​ (May 31) Originally scheduled for March 29 & April 5

  • Sacred Oil Painting Workshop (May 3-8)

  • Bereavement Retreat with Fr. Ed Dempsey (May 3)

  • Triduum Retreat (April 9-12)

  • Dinner with Dcn. Dan D'Amelio (April 1)

  • Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat (March 27-29)

  • Friday Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross

The remaining Sunday Suppers have been canceled.


Our grounds remain available for walking.

The chapel will remain open for private prayer.

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 1-5 pm each day.

Church surfaces are being disinfected daily.

We ask everyone to please maintain a 6 foot distance from others at all times.


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