The decree still calls for "responsible use" of masks in particular circumstances.
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The district lifted its indoor mask mandate for most other activities on Feb. 28, although schools, nursing homes, and medical facilities had to remain masked.
Richmond clarified that anyone in the schools where the mandate has been lifted who wishes to continue wearing a mask is free to do so.
Chicago Archdiocese Will Continue to Require Masks in Schools, While Other Illinois Dioceses Drop Requirement
'We will continue the current mask policy for now,' Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent Greg Richmond wrote in an email to parents.
COMMENTARY: Deference to the sincerity of religious conviction is a precious thing. Religious exemptions sought for secular instead of religious reasons cloud the issues.
The goal is to get students back in the classroom with a strong academic and religious program, but mask and vaccine mandate controversies are roiling Catholic-school communities across the nation.
Amid a spike of cases and concerns about the Delta variant, some U.S. bishops oppose a religious exemption, yet ethics experts caution against mandates.
COMMENTARY: Once again, the Supreme Court and lower courts are in the spotlight as guardians not just of First Amendment rights in general but also specifically of religious liberty.
All three COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States have some connection to controversial cell lines derived from elective abortions decades prior.