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Holy Family Parish suspends Mass

The pastor of Holy Family Parish in Portage has suspended Masses and closed the church office until further notice, according to a release from Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Director of Communications Tony DeGol.

The action is in response to staffers and a volunteer exhibiting symptoms of an illness. The diocese previously announced on Oct. 23 that another volunteer at the parish tested positive for COVID-19.

The individuals are seeking testing for the coronavirus, according to the release.

The individuals experiencing symptoms were not present at any Masses held Saturday or Sunday.

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