From a reader…
The solita oscula are deeply ingrained in the roman rite, however should these still be given in times of disease, like this coronavirus? Thanks for any answer you can provide.
Solita oscula or “usual kisses” refers to the kissing of objects and hands as they are handed to or taken from the celebrating priest or bishop. This is also done on Palm Sunday by the faithful as they receive palms from the priest.
My suggestion: Either just omit them or just sort of make a gesture in that direction without touching.
While these solita oscula are symbolic and meaningful, they are not of the essence of the rites.
So, for the duration of the coronavirus challenge, just kiss the solita oscula goodbye.