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Bishop Lifts Diocesan Restrictions on Public Worship


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While emphasizing the importance of continuing precautions and the need to follow all New York State guidelines, Bishop Dietsche announced March 5 that he was lifting all of the restrictions that he had imposed on public worship. “This is still very much a time to exercise caution, and it would be imprudent to imagine that we are yet close to being ‘back to normal,’ he said.

“However, I am removing all restrictions which I have required in the past regarding opening our sanctuaries to public worship, and asking only that the limitations required or recommended by the State of New York be our governing principles in these matters.”

For the full text of his email, please visit https://2020.dioceseny.org/covid-19-update/bishop-removes-diocesan-restrictions-on-church-reopening/.