CHICAGO (CBS) — The Archdiocese of Chicago is lifting COVID-19 restrictions, including capacity limits, in accordance with the state’s Restore Illinois Phase 5.
According to a release from the Archdiocese, capacity limits will no longer be in place for masses, liturgies, sacramental celebrations, parish and school events and office activities.READ MORE: Lake County School Districts Say They Will Obey Mask Mandate Announced By Gov. Pritzker, But Some Express Concerns
Physical distancing is also not required for vaccinated people but is recommended for unvaccinated people when possible.READ MORE: Gov. JB Pritzker Issues New Mask Mandate For Illinois Schools, Some State Employees As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb
Masks are not required for vaccinated people, except priests or deacons celebrating infant baptism. Masks are also recommended for unvaccinated people while inside and in crowded areas.MORE NEWS: 'We Get Spit On. We Get Things Thrown At Us': A Look At CPD's Rising Retirement Numbers
Other changes include lifting requirements for registration and resuming communion, singing and oral responses, however, communion from the cup is still suspended.