Agency of Canada. He currently serves as public health advisor to Shane Parker, bishop of the diocese of Ottawa, and advises Archbishop Anne Germond, metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario, on pandemic preparedness.
“I know there are people who are fatigued and just want this to be over with,” he says. “I think we’re going to be a lot more tired. And how we care for ourselves and our congregations, and people in our broader circles, to help them continue to endure through this time is really important.”
This year, Garner says, will likely look and feel a lot like the second half of 2020, with restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus likely to remain in place for some time—including those on in-person worship.