NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Catholic churches across Brooklyn and Queens are easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Beginning this weekend, all churches can return to 100% capacity.

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Pews between occupied rows will no longer be roped off.

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Social distancing is still required for those who are not vaccinated, and masks will be mandatory for unvaccinated parishioners.

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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio says the Diocese of Brooklyn will be relying on the honesty of the faithful as to their vaccination status.

CBSNewYork Team