As Expected, Churches Are Forced to Reclose After Leaders and Churchgoers Get Coronavirus
As expected ,churches in Georgia and Texas had to reclose after their leaders and churchgoers were infected by the coronavirus.
The Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle in Ringgold, Georgia, told The Christian Post on May 19 the church will no longer offer “in-person worship services for the foreseeable future” after some families were “dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus.”
The church reopened after assurances from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who began to ease coronavirus restrictions on nonessential businesses in April.
The church claimed said that it followed social distancing guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
ABC News reports the Holy Ghost Parish in Houston, Texas, had to reclose after Father Donnell Kirchner died.
The archdiocese said five of the seven members of Kirchner’s religious order who lived with him “sought medical advice, and all were tested for the coronavirus.”