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Churches Exempt From Updated COVID-19 Directives in Lafayette Parish

FROM:  DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

  Bishop Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette has confirmed with Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory that churches are exempt from the updated COVID-19 guidelines now in effect in Lafayette Parish, which limit gatherings to 200 people and mandate the wearing of masks.  All Catholic church parishes in the Diocese will continue to operate under the State of Louisiana Phase 2 Reopening directives.  Bishop Deshotel continues to strongly recommend that parishioners wear masks while attending Mass.