JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - During Tuesday's daily briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves announced guidelines to help churches and places of worship safely conduct services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The guidelines include social distancing and cleaning recommendations.
"I’ll just say this as a personal point. My family is likely going to continue worshiping from home for a while," Reeves said. "The church is not a building. We can honor our Lord and keep our neighbors safe. You don’t need to rush back. We do want to provide a playbook for how to do it safely, when pastors determine the time is right."
Mississippi did not force places of worship to close during the pandemic. However, the governor did encourage worship leaders to take steps to keep their congregations safe, such as conducting online services.
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