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Diocese of Scranton, Allentown revises COVID-19 guidelines

Those who are fully vaccinated no longer have a wear a mask while attending mass.

The Diocese of Scranton and Diocese of Allentown have issued revised guidelines concerning public masses on Friday.

The changes come after the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or keep physical distancing in most settings.

RELATED: CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Some of the significant changes from both Dioceses include:

  • Those who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear a mask while attending mass
  • Those who have not been vaccinated must continue to wear a mask

The Diocese of Scranton has announced that pews no longer need to be marked for physical distancing.

The Diocese of Allentown will still lift church seating capacity on May 22.

RELATED: Diocese of Allentown to go full capacity, normal operations by May 22