Updated August 18, 2022
Masks are optional in all archdiocesan churches and locations. However, in all instances, when a priest or deacon will be in close proximity to individuals presenting themselves (or their children) for reception of the sacraments, masks are strongly encouraged but not required.
Mask guideline for schools
Masks remain optional for all schools within the Archdiocese of Chicago with two exceptions:
- Anyone returning from a 5-day isolation (i.e., recently positive) who has not tested negative on/after day 5 must wear a mask when indoors on days 6 – 10.
- In situations where a classroom has 3 or more positive cases within a ten-day period, the entire classroom may be required to mask for ten days from the last day of attendance of the third case. In the event of additional cases in that classroom within the 10-day masking period, the mask mandate will be capped at the 10-days after the onset of the 3rd consecutive case within the 10-day period and cannot be extended.
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