SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Officials with the Diocese of Sioux City say no changes will be made to their current COVID-19 health mandates following Governor Kim Reynold’s relaxation of several mandates.
On Friday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new public health measure that relaxed several existing public health measures. This included ending a requirement for people to wear face coverings in public when around others for at least 15 minutes.
According to a statement on the Diocese of Sioux City’s website, Bishop Walker Nickless is advising pastors, parishioners, and the general public that currently no changes in the current protocols will be made to the Catholic parishes in the 24 counties that make up the Diocese of Sioux City.
“The diocesan COVID-19 Task Force and the bishop’s senior advisors continue to monitor data daily on a local, regional and national level and will discuss the governor’s decree and its impacts and implication at a meeting later this week,” the statement read in part.
Current protocols for the Diocese of Sioux City can be found here.