On February 9, 2022, New York State announced its mask mandate would be eliminated February 10, 2022 for many indoor settings.
Masks Optional for Worship
At this time, masks are now optional for all participants in liturgies held in Catholic churches and worship spaces located in the Diocese of Buffalo based on prevailing guidance from health ofﬁcials and/or an individual’s doctor or other medical professional.
Masks may continue to be worn at the discretion of the individual. Out of pastoral concern, the safety of others should always be considered when making this choice.