Denver Newsroom, Dec 30, 2021 / 11:56 am
The Archdiocese of Baltimore has declared new COVID-19 protocols in response to a rising number of positive cases of the virus.
“Now more than ever, it is important we remember to care for our health and safety and of those around us,” said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.
All Catholics aged five and older are now required to wear a mask inside of churches in Baltimore County and Howard County, including clergy and liturgical ministers.
The archdiocese has also encouraged parishes to evaluate which ministries and non-liturgical parish activities could be held virtually or with limited contact. Catholics gathering for in-person ministry activities are now required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.