More worshipers allowed inside Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral as COVID restrictions ease
CHICAGO – At the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Chicago, all the other benches were open for the first time Sunday, but parishioners are still required to wear masks and register before participating.
On Friday, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced it was entering the bridge phase of COVID-19 protocols, following the advice of the city and the state. This means 60 percent of the normal indoor capacity for church services.
The Archdiocese of Chicago gives individual parishes the option of allowing fully immunized parishioners not to wear masks, provided they present a vaccination card and the church has a sufficient number of people in attendance. welcome to do the checks.
Communicating parishioners were also asked to use hand sanitizer on Sunday evening, but the Archdiocese said most COVID protocols would end when the state goes to phase five, which could happen in a few weeks.