COVID Updates Winter 2021-Spring 2022

(Last Updated March 7, 2022)

On February 10, Governor Hochul lifted the statewide indoor business mask or vaccine requirement. Businesses and localities are allowed to enforce their own mandates. As of March 7, the requirement to show proof of vaccination for indoor activities was suspended in New York City.

In church, mask-wearing is optional at this time. All are encouraged to decide in accordance with their health conditions and comfort level. For more information, see NYC’s coronavirus information updates.

(Previous Update December 10, 2021)

Bishop Robert Brennan has asked all parishes in the Brooklyn/Queens Diocese to require masks at all church services. This is in keeping with Governor Kathy Hochul’s statewide temporary mask mandate, effective December 13 until January 15, 2022—then extended to February 10, 2022—to address a winter surge in COVID cases. Masks should be worn in all indoor public places in New York unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. All parishioners are asked to wear masks while in church or visiting the church offices. Thank you.

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