Evers says drive-up Easter church services allowed

Gov. Tony Evers released a clarification to his Safer at Home order Thursday that allows drive-up church services.

The March 25 order banned nonessential businesses and travel. The order listed churches as an essential service, but a March 17 directive from the governor banned gatherings of 10 or more people.

Both were in intended to curb the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on Wisconsin.

Many ministers and congregants were not sure how the two orders could be reconciled considering worship, especially on Sundays, is traditionally a communal affair.

The governor listed three possibilities for how churches can continue offering service:

  • Parking lots with congregants staying in cars, avoiding person-to-person contact
  • Streaming online
  • Having small gatherings (fewer than 10 people in each room) with multiple services.

The Department of Health Services has set upan informational webpagedevoted to community and faith-based organizations attempting to navigate the pandemic.

The Safer at Home order remains in effect until April 24 unless otherwise extended.

To read more go to WKOW https://wkow.com/2020/04/09/latest-evers-says-drive-in-easter-church-services-allowed/

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