Churches make changes allowing 50 percent capacity limit, Archdiocese of Detroit announces
DETROIT Phase two of churches reopening went into effect on Monday with several changes that include increased capacity, the Archdiocese of Detroit announced. The changes include the following:Churches are permitted to seat up to 50 percent capacity provided that face-coverings are still worn and physical distancing between households can be maintained. Their total capacity should be less than 50 percent if this number cannot be obtained while maintaining physical distancing. Outdoor Masses are permitted without a capacity limit provided physical distancing can be maintained. Read: Michigan churches sue Gov.
Public mass can resume at Catholic churches in Metro Detroit today
DETROIT Local Catholics could begin returning to church on Tuesday, even while the state continues to implement measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Archdiocese of Detroit says mass can begin on Tuesday, although mass wont begin at the Archdiocese of Detroit until May 29. The Mass you may attend in the weeks ahead will look and feel quite different from the Mass you remember from two months ago. The Archdiocese of Detroit also issued updated guidelines for churches to return to service. These guidelines have taken into account expert advice from the medical community, liturgical experts, and public health leaders.
Several Michigan churches and parishes to reopen after pandemic hiatus
DETROIT The reopening of these parishes is something that members have been looking forward to since being told they couldnt worship together because of the pandemic. Its been a long time coming for people to come back to the church, said Parish Msgr. At least at Our Lady Star of The Sea and all the other parishes that fall under the Archdiocese of Detroit. Theyre invited to come back and the Archdiocese of Detroit churches will be limiting to 25% of occupancy or lower, said Msgr. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 51,915 as of Monday, including 4,915 deaths, state officials report.