Updated Mask Guidelines from the Archdiocese (2021-08-19). Effective immediately
The City of Chicago announced yesterday afternoon that
face coverings are required
in all indoor public spaces for all people over the age of 2,
regardless of vaccination status.
Therefore, masks are now required indoors for all clergy, staff, volunteers, and parishioners inside archdiocesan facilities in the City of Chicago, including Masses, liturgies, and all activities/events within our parishes.
Please remember that masks are required of everyone inside all archdiocesan school buildings, regardless of the individual’s vaccination status and regardless of school location. And masks are to be worn, regardless of vaccination status, in all parish and agency offices, campus ministry facilities, and Pastoral Center offices (when in common hallways, kitchens/lunchrooms, restrooms, copy areas, offices, or conference rooms).
Our priority remains the safety of all God’s People, which is why we align our guidelines with the current guidance of our public health authorities. As their guidance changes, so must ours.
Again, thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we take the necessary measures to protect human life in every way possible – including the use of masks.