Holy Mass gets back to normality in New-York
Masses and other services in New York churches are to be held as before the coronavirus crisis outbreak. The Diocese of Brooklyn sent a letter to the parish priests on the 20th of May, ordering the removal of any cords that separate the pews.
It was stressed that the churches could be reopened, without any limits, in light of new guidelines from the New York State Government and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Despite the lifting of numerical restrictions, the bishops still recommend that masks be worn during services. They explain that it should be done since some people have still not been vaccinated. Social distancing is also required for such participants, except for those living in the same household.
The lifting of church limits was announced following an earlier decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who announced that the state would adopt CDC guidelines to ease mask wearing requirements for fully vaccinated people.