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Stay Safe in Places of Worship

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How to Stay Safe When Visiting a Place of Worship

Places of worship remain open at 50 percent capacity, with no overall maximum capacity limit. Weddings, funerals, and other events at places of worship can continue at 50 percent capacity. 

  • All social gatherings related to weddings, funerals, and other similar private celebrations are subject to additional guidance. See below. 
  • It is strongly encouraged that places of worship continue to hold virtual services ONLY. 

If you do attend in-person services, follow these safety practices to limit exposure and help keep our places of worship open: 

  • Sit with those you live with and keep at least six feet of space between you and other households. There should be at least 6 feet of space on the sides, in front, and behind. 

  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times: when you arrive, when you leave, and during the service. 

  • Do not shake hands, hold hands, or have other physical contact with people outside of your household. 

  • Avoid gathering with others before or after the service. 

  • Follow other safety instructions your faith community puts in place. 

Wedding Receptions and Other Celebrations 

Wedding receptions and other private parties may resume with limits. If food and drink are served then, like other social gatherings, they are limited to two households or 10 people indoors and 3 households or 15 people outdoors. If there is no food or drink, they are covered by indoor event venue guidelines.

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