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UPDATE: Diocese of Green Bay responds to new CDC guidelines on masks

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FRIDAY 5/14/2021 3:25 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Diocese of Green Bay says they welcome the new CDC guidelines related to masking for those who are fully vaccinated.

The parishes say they will keep in place guidance which was shared with priests and pastoral leaders earlier this week while the new CDC guidelines are fully reviewed.

The guidance for parishes includes:

  • Reviewing the latest regional and county information which are updated each Monday.
  • Continuing to highly encourage masking.
  • Social distancing of three feet should be maintained.
  • Encourage parishes to continue to provide a place for those who choose to mask and social distance.

Some additional options proposed to parishes to gradually continue open up and adhere to current diocesan guidance include:

  • Opening part of the church to seating in every pew and the other part of the church to remain socially distanced.
  • Making a three-foot rule for social distancing.
  • Requiring one or more mask and social distancing seating sections, and other sections without masks or social distancing.
  • Offering a mask-less Mass.

The diocese says all clergy, pastoral leaders, and parish staff are asked to use the current guidance above until the new CDC guidelines are fully reviewed.

The diocese encourages parishes to take gradual steps to open up parish life and communicate to parishioners what steps are taken.

UPDATE: Mile of Music is back for 2021, festival specifics in the works

FRIDAY 5/14/2021 12:38 p.m. 

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – One year after officials with the Mile of Music announced they had to cancel the event in 2020, they’ve come back to announce that Mile 8 is on.

In a Facebook post, they say they are in discussions with local health officials and others in the city putting together a plan with a more official announcement coming in the next two weeks. They will announce safety protocols and festival specifics at that time.

Mark your calendar for August 5 – 8 for Mile 8!

Masks optional for Timber Rattler games, near 100% capacity starting June 1

FRIDAY, 5/14/2021 11:29 a.m.

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WFRV) – Just a day after Outagamie County announced masks don’t need to be worn by fully vaccinated people following a CDC update, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are now saying masks are optional if you’re attending their games.

The team says the move is effective immediately, along with removing ‘buffer zones’ around the dugouts and bullpens. Those who wish to wear a mask may still do so, but it is optional. Also starting June 1, Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium will increase to almost 100% capacity.

Ticket packages for 2021 games are still available by calling the Timber Rattlers ticket office.

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