NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – St. Patrick’s Day looks a little different this year in New York City, in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is still celebrating mass, but it will not be open to the public.READ MORE: Roofing Students Help Build Home For New Jersey Family In Need
Instead, the Archdiocese of New York is livestreaming the mass on the cathedral’s website.New York City Announces $50 Million 'Community Care Plan' To Expand Senior Services
All masses have been canceled until further notice in the Archdiocese of New York, which covers 10 counties. However, churches remain open for private prayer between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was postponed for the first time since it was first held in 1762.MORE NEWS: Little Girl Seen Wandering Alone On Long Island Found Say, Police Say
Bars and other businesses were also forced to close as officials urge social distancing.