Churches Are ‘Essential’ and Can Exceed Attendance Caps, Colo. Governor Says
(Christian Headlines) Nearly two months after losing a court case over Covid-19 restrictions, Colorado’s governor has declared churches and other houses of worship “essential” and has removed attendance caps.
The new order, issued by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the state health department Dec. 7, lists worship services, weddings and funerals as “essential” and says they “may exceed recommended capacity caps” if “they cannot conduct their essential activity” within the current restrictions.
Attendees must still wear masks and practice six feet of social distancing “between members of different households.” The order also says outdoor services “are still strongly preferred.” But with winter approaching in Colorado, such outdoor services could be unfeasible.
The new order was released…
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Editor’s Note. This article was written by Michael Foust and published at Christian Headlines.