The policy of Saint Clare Parish and School (pictured at left) is, essentially: (1) Take care of yourself regarding the wearing of a face covering, (2) Let others take care of themselves regarding the wearing of a face covering--that is, don't judge, don't ask, don't comment, but give the benefit of the doubt, and (3) Live in peace with others--that is, don't let a cloth mask harm or destroy relationships.
It is the expectation of the Parish that all citizens will educate themselves about the entire contents of the Order and the FAQ Sheet; however, it is not the responsibility of the Saint Clare organization to provide for that education. To do so would blur the distinction between Church and State and their respective roles in human society. Please follow the links in the above sentence to read the Order and the FAQ Sheet.
It is also the expectation of the Parish that all citizens practice faithful and conscientious citizenship; however, it is not the responsibility of the Saint Clare organization to monitor or police that practice. This includes policing parishioners' adherence to the Order and the contents of the FAQ Sheet.
The focus of the Saint Clare Parish and School is God-centered worship, education in the faith, discipleship, communal support, and bringing the Catholic Christian faith to bear on the world through evangelization.
This purpose, combined with the Order and the FAQ Sheet gives natural rise to the Saint Clare organization's "Face Coverings Policy for Covid-19." The policy rests especially on the 7th, 16th, and 17th questions of the FAQ Sheet.
Question #16: "What do I do if I see someone not wearing a mask, even though they should be?"
Answer: "Nothing. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous. Just wear your mask and stay six feet away."
Question #7: "I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a face covering. Do I need documentation to prove that I don't need to wear a face covering in public?"
Answer: "No. You are not required to carry documentation to prove that you do not need to wear a face covering in public."
Question #17: "What do I do if someone is harassing me for wearing a mask?"
Answer: "No one should have to endure harassment, for any reason. Contact your local law enforcement." It is the assumption of Saint Clare that the clause, "for any reason," also includes harassment of anyone not wearing a mask. Harassment--either for wearing or not wearing a mask--is a crime, and should be treated as such.