BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Archdiocese of Baltimore is complying with the COVID-19 public restrictions directed by the state, amid pandemic concerns.

Archbishop William E. Lori issued a statement following Governor Larry Hogan’s press conference, saying that all archdiocesan schools will be closed during the same period as Maryland public schools.

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He also said he has instructed all parishes of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to limit attendance at all Masses and parish-sponsored events, to no more than 250 people until further notice.

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The Archbishop also created a task force to guide all the decisions related to COVID-19 about meetings, parish events and travel concerns.

Schools are also making preparations to offer distance learning and out-of-school instruction.

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