Many Local Churches to Digitalize Services Due to Virus Outbreak

Local church leaders in the area are currently facing the difficult choice of suspending services for an indefinite amount of time or assisting in the effort to slow the coronivirus outbreak. Officials with the Cape Girardeau Public Health Center met with spiritual leaders in the area on Tuesday to let them know about the most recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifically for faith-based organizations. Health officials are recommending the cancelation or postponement of gatherings that consist of ten or more people in areas affected by the novel coronavirus. Health officials say every individual group or organization needs to evaluate their current situation. They say if the room is large enough to allow social distancing, it would be preferable. Several area churches will broadcast services in a digital format such as recording or streaming them




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