Eight Members of Alabama Church in DeKalb County Test Positive for Coronavirus After Restarting In-Person Services in Mid-May

Ider Church of God said eight of its members have tested positive for COVID-19, the virus caused by coronavirus.
Ider Church of God

Eight members of a DeKalb County church have tested positive for coronavirus.

Pastor Benjamin Young of Ider Church of God said in a Facebook post that the church members are quarantined at home.

“As of right now we have eight church members that tested positive for the virus,” Young wrote. “These are precious Christian believers of God. When they thought they possibly had the virus, all took immediate action to separate themselves to keep it from spreading, as well as those who were exposed.”

Young did not provide information on when the exposure could have occurred.

Ider Church of God re-started in-person worship in mid-May after Gov. Kay Ivey lifted the restrictions on gathering sizes. The church has special services for those ages 65 and older and has suspended Sunday school and kids church. Services continue to be offered via Facebook as well.

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SOURCE: Al.com, Leada Gore