In my older years, I generally find bishops more and more sound and sensible. However, every so often something like this comes along. So I wonder: are active lay Catholics incapable of making these decisions themselves? Why not issue white gloves to all greeters and ushers and make sure these flu germs don’t get passed hand to hand, like they usually do.
I think parish pastors can make sensible and reassuring announcements. If you’re sick, livestream Mass from somewhere. Stay home and eat plenty of chicken soup. Or fish chowder on Friday. If you are concerned about germs on lips, refrain from the cup, and if concerned about germs on ministers’ hands, just consume from the cup. Easy.