Bishop Duca issues mask mandate for Diocese of Baton Rouge

Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2021 at 10:19 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Bishop Michael Duca said, “Wear a mask, come back to mass,” to describe new masking protocols for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Below is his full statement:

Duca said all those attending mass will be expected to wear a face-covering for all church gatherings.

He added those who don’t feel safe being close to people indoors can be excused from attending mass but he is not issuing a broad dispensation.

He also said churches are allowed to operate at full capacity.

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