Communion during the flu season

Last weekend, it was announced in all parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn that communion would not be given from the cup for the remainder of the swine flu season ... Just wondering how this is being handled elsewhere. Is there a "no touch" policy for the kiss of peace? And are there any dioceses where an announcement was made that communicants should receive the host only in their hands, rather than the mouth?

Paul Moses is the author, most recently, of The Italian Squad: The True Story of the Immigrant Cops Who Fought the Rise of the Mafia (NYU Press, 2023). He is a contributing writer. Twitter: @PaulBMoses.

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