MANHATTAN — St. Patrick’s Cathedral held indoor Mass on Sunday for the first time in three months, with precautions against the coronavirus in place.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the 10:15 a.m. Mass. Capacity was limited to 25% and people had to follow federal health guidelines that include wearing face coverings and staying at least 6 feet apart.
The state eased restrictions on religious gatherings earlier this month as part of its Phase 2 of reopening amid declining coronavirus cases.
On Sunday, New York reported only five new deaths related to the virus — the lowest single day death number since March 15, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.