Judge Lifts Coronavirus Attendance Restrictions on Churches in Washington, DC, in Time for Holy Week Services

Churches in Washington, D.C. can hold in-person services without being limited to 25% capacity or 250 people after a federal judge lifted the city’s coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s “approach to regulating houses of worship,” which allowed churches to host only up to 250 people or 25% of the building’s maximum capacity, whichever was less, “reflects a lack of adequate consideration for constitutional rights,” Judge Trevor N. McFadden ruled late last week.

McFadden’s ruling raises the capacity limit in churches to 40%, and churches must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar

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