The diocese of Pittsburgh is reviewing COVID safety regulations | Home News

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  The diocese of Pittsburgh is reviewing COVID safety regulations |  Home News

Those attending Mass are not required to wear masks, but are “urgently encouraged” to do so, regardless of vaccination status. The diocese is also recommending that parish events outside Mass be canceled, rescheduled or held virtually. Livestream Mass options are to continue.

“As Christians and community members, we have a responsibility to protect ourselves, each other and our neighbors,” Bishop David Zubik said. “When we all follow these steps, it will slow the virus, help keep our churches open and move us toward the day when we can once again associate with others more freely.”

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  • The directive to wear masks also encompasses other individuals participating in services, including cantors, ushers, lectors and members of the choir. Also, catechists, faith formation leaders and those who visit the sick and homebound must be masked.

  • The new protocols will be in effect until further notice.