Mask Rules In Catholic Churches Shifting Soon In Mass, Maine

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Catholic church-goers in Maine and Boston will soon no longer have to adhere to mask requirements installed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Maine is set to end it's indoor mask order on May 24, 2021-- and the Diocese of Portland is also eliminating it's mask guidance for the 141 Catholic churches in the state, according to the Associated Press.

The diocese also said that pew seating arrangements that require six feet of distancing or more will also expire on Monday.

Meanwhile in Massachusetts, the state is also preparing to do away with it's pandemic mask mandate and capacity restrictions starting on Saturday, May 29th.

The Archdiocese of Boston said that on that day, people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not have to wear masks at services -- and church officials will not be required to ask people about their vaccination status.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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