Where to safely worship during a pandemic?

Restaurants and churches are at a higher risk of spreading the virus when people are indoors and sitting down.

Worship services “shall take place outdoors unless impossible” according to Gov Cooper’s latest Executive Order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Dr Mandy Cohen – NC Health and Human Services Secretary – said on Monday (May 11, 2020) that state lawyers and others are taking a second look at the language designed to provide an exception to the continued ban on mass gatherings of more than 10 people.

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State legislators as well as sheriffs are requesting clarification from Gov. Cooper of his executive order that limits how religious services can ‘gather’ under his current stay-at-home rules for COVID-19. The governor’s order said the permitted worship services “shall take place outdoors unless impossible.”

While 18 Republican state senators wrote the Democratic governor thanking him for allowing worship services to proceed, they said faith leaders were worried about what “impossible” meant.  Outdoor services could be impossible due to bad weather, the lack of suitable outdoor space or potential damage to equipment, they said.

Restaurants and churches are at a higher risk of spreading the virus when people are indoors and sitting down.

“We don’t want to interrupt anyone’s ability to worship, to pray, but we want to keep folks safe,” Cohen told reporters. “That’s why we’re trying to find this middle ground.”

https://www.journalnow.com/news/state/nc-church-service-restriction-being-reviewed-after-word-impossible-causes-confusion-states-heath-chief-says/

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm